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Parkinson's: Not a death sentence

Original post made on Jun 19, 2008

Lynn Fielder remembers the first time she accepted Parkinson's disease as an inseparable part of herself.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 12:00 AM

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Posted by David DiBenedetto
a resident of another community
on Jun 19, 2008 at 4:34 pm

I don't know what I would have done if I had been diagnosed with PD at age 15. I was knocked sideways when I was diagnosed with PD at age 63 and spent the next 18 months in denial. Lynn Fielder's courage and determination in the face of her diagnosis is truly inspiring. I realize now that accepting the diagnosis of PD is not the same as giving into it. Not wanting to be "sick" is a natural human response and therefore a good thing. The reality is the glass is either "half full" or "half empty". Our challenge is to remember that there is life above the water.

Thank you Ms. Fielder!


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