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This was not a good week. On Wednesday I was to see a neurologist about some issues I was having ,especially with my left arm. Turns out he's pretty sure I have the early signs of Parkinson's. My wife has given me a couple of articles to read . I haven't quite found the courage to read them yet lol. But I was wondering if I could find a buddy on the forum that has this disease so I could share and learn. Please email me privately if you're up to it. Thanks Dave .

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I'm so sorry to hear this Dave. You seem like a person with a positive attitude in general, and that is half the battle!!I have lots of health problems, and trying not to let them get you darn is very hard sometimes. Hope you find a buddy to share and learn with.

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I'm so sorry to hear this Dave. You seem like a person with a positive attitude in general, and that is half the battle!!I have lots of health problems, and trying not to let them get you darn is very hard sometimes. Hope you find a buddy to share and learn with.
Thanks Evelyn, yeah thank God for our spouses family and dogs.

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Sorry to hear that, Dave. My RA and Fibromyalgia do get me down sometimes but it's nice to have others that relate so I do hope you can find someone here. There is also a magazine called Neurology Now that is free and I can get it on my ipad, too. Do a search on it and see if you can view it online, too. There was a good article on Parkinson's in this past issue - not the new one. You should be able to read older issues, too. It has a lot of interesting things in it and I got it originally after my son had a TBI from a car accident ten years ago.

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Sorry to read this, Dave.

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So sorry to hear that, Dave. These chronic diseases (I have RA) are just miserable. It took me a long time to come to terms with my new, lower levels of physical ability. Kodi was a HUGE help in that process.

You are right to look for some peer support from others who walk in exactly the same shoes you do. While all of us with auto-immune diseases have things in common (I think Parkinson's is one of those, isn't it?) each disease affects different parts of our bodies, as do the treatments. It helps to have people who have been though it to talk it through with.

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Sorry to hear this, Dave. Sure hope you find someone to buddy up with you. Support is very valuable.

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Sorry to hear that, Dave. My RA and Fibromyalgia do get me down sometimes but it's nice to have others that relate so I do hope you can find someone here. There is also a magazine called Neurology Now that is free and I can get it on my ipad, too. Do a search on it and see if you can view it online, too. There was a good article on Parkinson's in this past issue - not the new one. You should be able to read older issues, too. It has a lot of interesting things in it and I got it originally after my son had a TBI from a car accident ten years ago.
Thanks for the info Kathie. So far in my 60 years I've only witnessed physical distress as Gwen has had Fibro and arthritis etc for years. Now I will need the strength to deal with it personally. We truly rely on others for support and thanks for yours.

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Thanks Sheri Karen and Tracy Hugs for your support.

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So sorry to hear this, Dave. When you are up to reading, you know you have a buddy in our fellow Canadian, Michael J. Fox. He has a wonderful foundation and loads of info. I hope things are better than what your doc thinks. Best wishes to you!
thanks Karen, yep that's about the extent of my knowledge, Michael is certainly an inspiration.

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