HELP!! spouse looking for support
My husband has early onset parkinson's and I have so many issues to talk about. I can't find a support group in my area and I thought I'd find some help on this board. I am 57 and he is 59. He just started on Sinemet and so far is hasn't helped, but it's only been 2 weeks and he just started on the "theraputic dose" tonight - that is, 1 1/2 tabs 3x daily.
He is still pretty ok - can work, do most of the things he used to, etc. But I'm having a lot of trouble accepting that he has this disease - he seems to be growing older so quickly. He does not have much energy, his movements are slower, he speaks SO softly, shuffles, and seems very frail, etc. I am very "young" for my age and this is especially difficult for me to accept. I started seeing a therapist today but I don't see how she can help - it's something I have to accept and maybe that just takes time. I am looking for people to talk to who are going through a similar experience and I thought that this was a good way to find that support. Please answer if you are out there!!!!
Thanks sooo much. L