Thursday, 11 July 2013

Do I disappear?

Since my diagnosis I have viewed the world and my body through the distortion of Parkinson’s glasses; everything I see is in relation to the list of Parkinson’s symptoms. Movement is already assumed to be slow movement, tiredness is Parkinson’s tiredness, tremor is always there, my future is fixed etc. I have become abnormal.

Does the view through the glasses tell the whole truth of me? If I remove my Parkinson’s glasses do I disappear? Before my diagnosis and the installation of my new point of view I was suffering from Parkinson’s but I was still able to be me. My diagnosis changed nothing except putting on my Parkinson’s glasses; my symptoms did not get worse. There is something left of me when I take off my glasses and see myself from a different angle; Parkinson’s is not the whole of me.

I am a normal person dealing with abnormal circumstances

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