Nov. 1, 2017
I attended a conference this weekend where it was noted that it is the 200th anniversary of PD or at least when it came to be known as PD. In 1817, James Parkinson wrote an article on Shaking Palsy, today known as Parkinson's Disease. The next big development in the world of PD was the development of Carbidopa/Levidopa as a medication to treat symptoms. This happened in the 1960's. In the 1990's Deep Brain Stimulation surgery started being used to treat symptoms. Lots of research is being done and newer treatments and meds are being used but there is still no cure. And so we wait. I'm not good at waiting. I tend to be impatient and like to take action. So while I wait, I exercise. While I wait, I research. While I wait, I participate in research. While I wait, I educate others. While I wait, I do everything I can to keep my body, mind and soul healthy. While I wait, I am participating in this wonderful life that God has given me. While I wait, I pray. Waiting is allowing me time to find my purpose on this rollercoaster journey. God is in the wait. And so I wait.