It sneaked up on me.
My sense of smell vanished and I didn't question it. When my handwriting turned illegible, I blamed it on too much typing. But after I started losing my voice and became inexplicably tongue-tied, I phoned a neurologist.
I walked into his office fearing a brain tumor and came out denying his diagnosis: Parkinson's disease.
That was three years, thousands of pills, months of depression and one alternative therapy ago. In some ways I feel better today then when I was...Full Story