Parkinson's and Dating
Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:22 PM
Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:57 PM
Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:52 PM
I have been in survival mode with work these past few weeks. I am now on a 4-8 week break while I ponder whether it is finally time for me to move on to something less stressful or whether I can tough it out until things get better.
In the meantime, thanks for keeping love alive. I very much enjoyed the video; thanks Luther!
I will update this thread with my own stories in the coming days. (A teaser: Anthony Wiener and Geraldo, meet Mr Mom.) Meanwhile, please enjoy this touching and quite fantastic true love story --
Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:21 PM
Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:09 AM
As for my teaser (referenced above), I met someone online who seemed quite perfect. Mr. Military is a former military fighter pilot turned homeopath. We had terrific online report and when we finally met in person, we had a super fun first date. I told him about my YOPD and he was completely unfazed.
What was the catch?
The day after our first date, he emailed me and asked if I wanted to see "something amusing." I said sure. He emailed me a photo of himself standing in front of a mirror, hands on hips, wearing only the tiniest and tightest briefs. In the background of the photo was an upright vacuum cleaner.
I am not easily surprised, but this WAS a surprise! First, I'm not exactly sure why he sent this to me. We hardly knew each other. We never even removed our jackets on our first date! Second, who took the photo? Does he own a tripod? Did someone else take it? Third, why did he take the photo? Did he think I or some other woman would find it sexy? Because it wasn't. So that was a miscalculation.... And fourth, what was going on with the vacuum cleaner in the background?? Was THAT what made the photo amusing? Probably not....
I didn't respond right away so he asked if I had seen the photo. I said I had. What do you think of it, he inquired. I replied, what kind of vacuum do you use? He didn't reply. I could practically hear the sound of his laptop slamming shut from 50 miles away.
A few days later, I sent him an email saying thanks but no thanks on a second date. Of course, I was only assuming that there would even have been a second date after that odd exchange because clearly we did not see eye to eye on what is truly amusing.
Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:54 AM
Current age= 61
Symptom Onset- 2009 (56)
Current meds:Sinemet 3X/day (25/100)
Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:46 AM
Posted 29 June 2014 - 10:15 PM
Here is why I'm asking: I'm wondering if our tendency to isolate ourselves does as much harm to the relationship as we credit to the tremors, bradykinesia, etc.
Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:46 AM
After reading this whole thread, I'm hooked....... OVW please, tell us how things are going........ We have a vicarious need to know (as Paul Harvey would say) "The rest of the story".......
Current age= 55
First symptoms: 1975
Prior mis-diagnosis: Dyspraxia, Essential Tremors, Ataxia, "Nerves".....
Final Dx. of Parkinson's: 2013
DBS surgery 12/2014............ Bilateral lead placement with a single battery/stimulator on RH side. Turned on 12/21/14
To quote Cowboy, (a former regular forum member)..........Parkinson's brings us all together. With our many differences and emotions. We have something in common here. It is progressive, dangerous and has adversely affected our lives. We come together here looking for knowledge and comfort from one another.
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