Well, at the ripe old age of 43, with a wife of just 7 years marriage and a 5 year son...I was told yesterday by my neurologist that the Datscan confirmed his dx of Parkinsons. Not the best of days but one I'll never forget.
So far, no tears or sadness just a numb and surreal feeling. In many ways I felt relief to finally have confirmation of what I already knew plus relief that it wasn't a brain tumour or motor neurone...is there an unofficial league table of neurological disorders you'd least like?
Am I going to get a reality check with by hitting an emotional brick wall in a day or so. My symptoms are so far, mercifully, mild and the Neuro recommended no meds until Parky becomes more of a problem. So, today, I am the same person as I was yesterday...only different. I have an invisible badge that says Parky and, sadly, in time that badge will become more visible to others, it's just a question of when.