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Posted by Bruce on October 19, 2000 at 22:40:18:

In Reply to: What do I do now? posted by Maribelle on October 19, 2000 at 20:24:28:

: My husband is 45 and was just diagnosed with PD. We are all just shocked.
: I know so little about the disease I feel almost embarassed, but my husband's Uncle also had
: PD, so he has had a little more exposure to it. I feel so frustrated I could scream,"WHY US, WHY NOW???"
: I know that sounds selfish, I just don't understand. People have told me that there is help for both of us on the internet
: so that's why I'm here. Hoping that somewhere out here there is a place where I can learn more about my husband's condition.
: Are we doomed? How long will we have together now?
: Thank you for letting me vent a little.
: MAribelle

Maribelle, First of all take a deep breath and relax, because I have had Parkinson's for about nine years and I still find ways to take care of myself. Attitude is a very important in dealing with this disease. It is important for your husband to get plenty of exercise and try to keep a positive attitude. Go to the NPF website www.parkinson.org and you can learn more about pd. On the home page, if you want to get a real expert opinion about pd, click on "ask Dr. Lieberman questions" and he will give you an excellant answer to any questions that you might have about pd. Their are so many great things to experience and enjoy in life, that is much better then being anxious about this disease. Get out an enjoy your selves, that is what I try to do each day. God bless you. Bruce

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