Unsure of Feelings
Last updated: May 2023
I was diagnosed with Parkinson's in February of this year. I don't know how I feel. Yes, I have tremors and restless legs, but the biggest change I have seen is cognitive.
Sometimes I feel lost in a tangle of thoughts, that include a list of things to be done, learning something new, or trying to remember the words to a song that I have known since I was a kid. That really worries me because I have always been able to remember facts, numbers, and names of people and things without needing to ask for help.
When I was young, I was unable to read well and I hated to read so in school, I listened to what the lesson was about and could remember what the teacher lectured about and I could get B's and C's. In college at 48 I began a second college career and was on the Dean's list every semester. I moved on after earning my Associate's to pursue a Bachelor's degree. Again I was on the Dean's list every semester except one.
I do not think I would understand the college books even if I had been a good reader. So with Parkinson's I feel like I am losing my mind.
On average, how many times per month do you (or your caregiver) go to the pharmacy?
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