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When I was in practice I thought erroneously that Parkinson’s patients did not struggle or suffer much in the first stages of PD. This was partly from the fact that most if not all my patients with PD never seemed to complain. They were the “easiest” to care for until they got in mid-stages of disease and even then when I could tell they were struggling and repeatedly asked them to call me if things went wrong or had difficulties they never seemed to. I still don’t understand why?

This behavior and stoicism only has led many experts to believe that Parkinson’s is not such a bad disease not like ALS and other neurological disorders. I have even heard experts in PD tell their patients, if they had to have a disease they would hope for PD!

Even before I had Parkinson’s I would not wish this illness on my…

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