Living with a Chronic Disease

Last week Dr Soania Mathur, whom I follow on Twitter,  posted an excellent article, “10 Lessons I’ve Learned Living With a Chronic Disease” , on The Huffington Post.  Dr Mathur was diagnosed with Early Onset PD 16 years ago at age 27 and in the post she discusses 10 lessons she has learned from facing the challenges of living with a chronic disease. But as she points out in the opening  “Each of us is challenged in some way, be it in our health, our finances, our occupations or our interpersonal relationships, and many of the same principles that I…

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Hanging at the Beach!

Last Thursday we visited the University of Florida Movement Disorders Center in Gainesville, FL. As I mentioned in the last post, the visit included appointments with Dr. Hess, and Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapists. One of the prerequisites for this visit was I had to be off of my PD medication for at least 12 hours so I arrived pretty stiff and slow. When I checked in I was given an IPad so I could complete a questionnaire that I will need to do every visit. We then met with a tech who went over my general info, asked if…

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