My post is up at UNM Health Sciences Center Blog. Excerpt:
“It is part of the proper definition of Parkinson’s Disease that
Parkinson’s is a “progressive” neurological disease. As I am a writer
and work with words every day, I know exactly what the sentence means
and why it is phrased that way; it describes the progress of the disease. It is not meant to offend.
“And I still hate the phrase. Parkinson’s is the enemy of progress.
Every day, you lie in bed after waking, wondering if you will have a
good day, a bad day, or be worse; you don’t expect better.”
Read The Whole Thing.
Dr. Sarah Pirio Richardson with Steve Bodio during one of his exams at UNM’s Clinical Neurosciences Center.