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My Grandma had it 2 of her sons had it and 2 children from each son have it… Does anyone one else have Parkinson's going through their family like ours?
I meet the physical therapist next Thursday and start soon after. I appreciate your encouragement as I’m feeling overwhelmed at present.
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I understand the "overwhelmed" part quite well, @psvantx. We all feel that way when handed a new diagnosis. The PT will be wonderful. It will give you so much confidence to step out in the world again.
Fighting PD is a lot of progressive steps and PT is a good one to start with. You will feel empowered. I plan on PT once a year or more, if I find begin falling. Have you fallen recently?
If you begin to experience speech or swallowing problems ask for a referral to a speech therapist. They are great for swallowing or speech problems. I go once a year for that as well. It keeps me busy, I'm glad that I'm now retired.
Here is a Youtube video you might enjoy participating in. It is a seated exercise class for PD.
Thanks so much for the encouragement…..trying to change my mindset and you are helping! 😘
I'm glad to hear that my ideas are helpful, @psvantx. That is what Connect is all about! Sharing and encouraging one another.
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