Hi Didi: Please do not think you are in any way a downer. Just the opposite. Being honest as you are is actually uplifting as so many just do not want to talk or think about what is going on with this
struggle called PD. As my Neurologist explains, every single one of us "parkies" (slang) is different in their symptoms. Not all have the same symptoms and most do not have all of the symptoms which are talked about in many books and even on the net. Just as all of us are different in our symptoms, we are also different in the progression, and dependent on our PMD's direction, we are different in the treatment. Yes, I have slow progression, according to my DR. It has gotten a little faster over the last few years. I had to stop work because of the nature of my work for my own safety and more importantly, the safety of others including the customers. Just because I had to stop;, does not mean your husband will need to. Please don't think that. If he is playing volleyball, then let him play volleyball or golf or run or work out, or anything he feels comfortable doing. Every on of us is different in our battle. No two are exactly the same. We have similarities in our symptoms but the way it effects each of us is different, physically and in my own estimation, mentally. That is why I try to stay positive even when my body is not cooperating. Please keep up the good thoughts and your support will be a great asset to your husband. I wish you well with your Neuro Dr. As I mentioned before, the Neuro Dr. will be your best friend, be honest and not "honey coat" any of the symptoms. Hope all goes well for you and your family. I am behind you both, whatever the outcome, as long as it makes you both happy.