When a neurologist makes or confirms that one has PD, a cause for distressing physical symptoms has been identified and a treatment is initiated. However, few doctors or their patients recognize that a spiritual crisis has also been precipitated. The patient is frequently left to ask the questions “Why me? What have I done to deserve this? What is going to become of me?” in virtual isolation.
Blog Archive for June 2011
Does Parkinson’s disease define you?
If you were to describe yourself to another person who didn’t know you, how quickly would you mention your PD? When you think about your life as it is, how quickly does the Parkinson’s enter your mind?