Michael's Story

Last updated: January 2021

In 2009 retired from the fire department after 35 years. I moved to Georgia and started having some tremors in my hands, and I was advised by my primary doctor it was essential tremors. In 2016 was diagnosed with Parkinson's. I was started on regiments of medication to control the tremors. For a while I just accepted the idea that I had Parkinson's and there was nothing I could do. I was released from my job due to my medical history.

Accepting limits

It has made it difficult financially to take care of my family. It has also made it difficult to do things I enjoy to do such as Woodworking and yard work. My wife and family get upset with me that I may hurt myself and then I get upset with them. And then I continue to do what I want to do. I've accepted the idea I cannot drive any longer.

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