Fighting to Move

My name is Dianne and I have Parkinson's Disease. I was diagnosed 15 years ago and still fighting.

What is Parkinson's Disease? {PD} is a disease that effects the part of the brain which produces a chemical that controls movement. This part of the brain has stopped making enough chemicals so our body function began to decline.

The first symptoms of PD is usually a tremor on one side of the body. My first symptoms was a mild tremor in my right hand..

When I was diagnosed fifteen years ago I didn't take it serious until later when I lost my ability to walk and was in a wheel chair .When it was becoming too hard to feed my own self. It was then I became serious about PD

There are physical issues, social, financial, and the helplessness of just living with this merciless disease.

These are just a few things that have helped me. 1. Positive Thinking. 2.taking medication as prescribed, exercise, eating healthy.

Parkinson's Disease is a vicious disease that comes on very slowly. This is why it is so important that we start doing everything we can when we are first diagnosed to slow PD down. There is no cure for PD

We need to work with our health providers weather it be a family member are a medical facility.

Don't just sit and do nothing . Try everything you can to improve your quality of life.I know because I fight to move every day



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