This blog is about living with Parkinson’s disease.
Although many people with this condition are older (symptoms most commonly appear after the age of 50), it is possible to get Parkinson’s at a younger age; this is known as Young Onset Parkinson’s.
I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the autumn of 2009, at the age of 38. I have two young children (they were 5 and 3 at that time), and a career that I am still hoping to return to.
Although I have contributed to a multi-author blog in the past, this is my first attempt at blogging solo. My intention is to record how I was diagnosed, how the condition progresses, the medication that I use and any other related topics. I’ll also look out for any relevant news items or useful sites.