Of course there may be no emotional edge to the empathy felt for a sufferer and I am very grateful for this support. But I am also pleased you, as a non-sufferer, can physically leave my Parkinson’s behind; you have that freedom and choice. I beg you don’t take that freedom for granted. Live up to its immense value. Try your best and enjoy what you are capable of doing. Don’t waste the potential your freedom of movement gives you. I took movement for granted before my Parkinson’s emerged. If the genetic shuffling of the cards was slightly different you might have ended up in my position.
I may be in the process of losing control of my body but this has taught me the value of my mind and the wonder of having a thought. What a marvellous thing to do! I am trying to live up to the value of thinking by continuing to learn and encouraging understanding in others.