Hello to Everyone! I’ve been away awhile trying to sort through physical and mental difficulties and make life decisions. I have recently gone on disability indefinitely. I began this PD journey 1 year ago. After coming to grips with my diagnosis which took a couple of months, I began a proactive approach and mindset to exercise, diet and general lifestyle choices. I began to slump and fall of in my quest in September, 2016 when my father suddenly died of a massive heart attack. I wasn’t necessarily that close with my father, but he was my father nevertheless, and my last living parent. It did have an impact that I didn’t anticipate. I am an only child and his passing began a series of flashbacks and memories of all those that have left my life. Depression started setting in an I became more sedentary and isolated. The holidays were a struggle and working became more and more of challenge. So, I decided to go on disability to try to get back on track. It is very scary–I’m only 60 years old and not really ready for retirement mentally nor financially. But, I felt myself slipping away to the point that I wouldn’t be good for anything or anybody very soon. Feeling better physically because I have gone back to PT and now have OT and will begin ST therapy again real soon. Looking for a physical support group and group exercise, something I couldn’t take advantage of while working. If anybody has insight and experience with filing for SSI and the process, please share.