"After years of feeling like I need to be better, stronger, healthier, and in control, I now know I am enough." -Member of MyParkinsonsTeam
Members of MyParkinsonsTeam experience the burden of Parkinson's physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Sometimes we strive to appear healthier than we are to avoid the stigma of Parkinson's. Other times, we experience relief and support from others who've been in our shoes. For some, striving to provide proper care for a loved one who has Parkinson's is their main focus.
"I'm getting out of the rat race. I'm not hiding my condition anymore. If I'm tired, I'm going to rest. Hearing from others with Parkinson's has taught me that I have to prioritize ME."
-Member of MyParkinsonsTeam
Here are recent conversations from members on MyParkinsonsTeam:
"When I was first diagnosed just four months ago, I promised myself 3 things:
1. I will not hide. I have to get used to being seen like this and people need to get used to seeing me.
2. I will not chase cure-scams.
3. I refuse to see Parkinson’s as anything other than a blessing and a high calling."
"PD LIFE can be a real bummer sometimes, even on our Good Unfrozen days...So how do we try and stay positive? Understanding PD AND BE WILLING TO TALK about the problems we face is a huge step forward in trying to come to grips and cope..."
"I know it’s hard to comprehend but we are all dealing with issues in our life. Everyone! It may be PD, family, job, other health problems, etc... I think I can check all the above. Today I’m good. Tomorrow, who knows?"
Have you found yourself striving to appear as though you have it all together? Have you discovered ways to surround yourself with others who make you feel that you are more than enough? Share what you've learned in the comments below or directly on MyParkinsonsTeam.com.