I was given a copy of the video that was created when I got the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) at age 32. Seeing as the is no definitive test to determine if you have PD, you are left with trial and error of various medications. If the medications work, that most likely means that you have dopamine deficiency, which has been improved by the drugs used. I knew that it was important that I had this video, if not only to document my life. I decided to edit and upload the video today, and realized that this video was created March 17th, 2010……..exactly 3 years ago today.
Now I understand that there is a tradition to give certain items on each anniversary, so what is it for a 3rd anniversary? Leather! Maybe I could give my Parkinson’s a leather pill box, with a funny card that has an inside joke that only my disease and I would get! Then again, it might be better to just buy myself a beautiful new leather Coach handbag and be thankful that I have a great life, Parkinson’s or not!