Thursday, February 21, 2013

Here's Where the Strings Come In

I'm standing on a stage
Of fear and self doubt
It's a hollow play
But they'll clap anyway

At a fundamental level, I started this blog for me to have an outlet for venting some complicated emotions I was dealing with. So, this all started with me basically talking to myself in an empty room some months ago. The only people listening were the handful (and I seriously mean a very small number) of people in my life who I have told about my P. But at another level, I did this because I believe my voice can add something to people's lives and maybe for a few make the world a little easier and friendlier. There aren't many people who can convey the objective scientific understanding and the subjective experience of P. This was something the other P (from post 1) understood right away, but it took some time for me to be ready to accept that load.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

All the Young Dudes

My P emerged in my mid-30s, which is really young. One of the things I have a bit of a chip on my shoulder about is having an "old man" disease. I'm not going to lie to you. It's a little annoying when I see things like the picture that accompanies the article 4 Smartphone Apps to Help You Manage Parkinson's on the MJ Fox Foundation website: