I have just realised that without my mate Parky there are a lot of things I would not have done. No one would have sponsored me to do a sky dive, which for a while made me quite famous locally as I was even featured on the local television news.
I now belong to the local Parkinson support group, and have met some extraordinary and wonderful people. I can’t remember who said it to me, but I was told that whenever they visited a Parkinson group they always found happy people.
We tend to joke our way through difficulty. When we had a speaker at one of our meetings who had not done it many times before, she commented that she was a bag of nerves; I said you will fit in well here we all shake.