My name is Jackie, and I am a wife, mother, activist, writer and artist. In July 1998, when I was 34, a very unwelcome guest called Parkinson’s disease (PD) crashed my party. But what was I going to do? I didn’t — and don’t — want to end the party, so my family and I have adapted as well as we can.
The symptoms of PD that bother me the most, and which inspired the name for this blog, are the ones that affect my ablility to communicate. That is what we’ll be talking about here: communication, relationships and other Parkie-related things. If that interests you, join my party!