realizations of change
I have Parkinson's, and have been living with it for over 3 years. At home I realize I have made accomodations: how I take care of my home, do my job, take care of my family. I really do know that my quality of life has changed but you get used to it your everyyday routine, staying in your comfort zone.
This is the first big trip I have taken since being diagnosed and am way out of my comfort zone and this is where I noticed the difference. When sightseeing I was always six steps behind, when paying for a purchase it took longer for me to accomplish the task; when gathering my things I always slowed someone up, I really did not notice all these changes when at home because I had accomodate for them so much.
I ocme to the confrence and meet so many wonderful people who are journeying with Parkinson's and I am not alone. We do our best, we cope, we adjust, we accomodate to have the best quality of life possible- that is what it is really all about. It has been such an overwhelming honor to meet and step along with them and our travelling partner Parkinson's.
may all our days be blessed with a bountiful of Blessings.
Sharon L. standish
- I am going to challange myself to step out of my comfort zone more often.