Wednesday, June 9, 2010


My first experience with parkinson's disease was poorly told. It is fresh, raw and startling news. As years going on I have grown more knowledgeable with the disease. I joined PLM forum and I don't feel very alone as my life arm with knowledge, understanding and power. I learn to take an active role to educate myself with the disease and the tools to live to the fullest with Parkinson's though parkinson's is an extremely individual syndrome.

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitude!” Linda Maitan & Ron Friedman--9/9/96

I saw my neuro for the first time since joining PatientsLikeMe. Time spent and experience gained on this site armed me w/ info and made me feel that I had a network quietly supporting me...And it sure felt good. ” —Multiple Sclerosis Community Member

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