Sunshine, thanks for the reply. I TOTALLY understand about hitting 50 and how things change, it did for me. I'm 60 now (when did that sneak up?
) planning to do a lot of things.
I saw a neurologist yesterday and he told me he doesn't think it's PD or else it's one he's never seen before! I thought my symptoms were classic but he thinks I might have a blood clot or benign tumor so I'm getting scheduled for a MRI. That threw me for a diagnosis! I didn't have the tremors for him to see so maybe that was a deciding factor. Filling out the medical history form for the doctor should have gotten his attention as it (writing) looks terrible/small. So we'll see where it goes. At the moment we're waiting for insurance authorization for the MRI.
I'm glad to hear your symptoms seem to be holding status quo; is it due to meds you are taking? I read the progression of PD and it is scary like you said, especially when we, like you, are empty nester's wanting to travel or pursue hobbies. Seems getting older isn't friendly