Ive had PD now for five years.My condition is pretty much drug and exercise controled and I use the method from Dr. low to maintain my emotional health.
My spouse has been ill since Christmas.She is suffering from a bad case of diverticilitis.She has been in the hosptial several times and hopefully now she wont have to go back unless she needs surgery.
Ive been taking good care of her and especialy advocating with her healthcare.one thing that has helped is i did alot of investigating her symptoms by googling all her conditions and drugs.She had alot of back pain spreading down into buttocks and legs.She also had burning in her shoulders and neck.i found simular cases even though her doctors were unaware.Now she is home and the pain is managable with pain killers.
Now before I had PD I doubt I would have had as much emathy for my wife.I mentioned to her doctors I knew all to well what uncontrolable pain when I had dystonia.In dealing with her providers I had alot of temper but I didnt express it and things improved with good communication.Express your feelings but supress your temper.
There are pluses of having PD and sufferers can be good caregivers. Of course i wouldn't have been able to do as well without Dr Low and his method.www.lowselfhelpsystems.org
I hope all you look into Recovery Inc.if your looking for mental comfort.