Today is Thursday, August 20, 2020. Pilates4Parkinson's launched yesterday, which means that my blog did too. As much as I am enjoying writing about my journey, I haven't exactly been proud to announce to the world that I have PD. I am still trying to wrap my head around the idea, even after 5 years! Again, after hearing those three life changing words "You have Parkinson's" I felt very defeated (but only at first). I didn't ever want to leave my house again or participate in life. Period. No matter who tried to help me, all I saw in front of me were gloom and doom. My life as I knew it was over. This will be addressed in a later post!
I am happy to say I no longer want to hide at home. As far as telling friends about my condition.... Again, I have been very very selective as to who I confide in. If I wasn't sure before PD, I am crystal clear now in terms of who is with me on this journey and who is not. What I need most are those who will lift me up rather than gossip or embellish on the truth. I thank my lucky stars that I have a strong circle of love and support. I have been hesitant to have this information go so public, as it is about to. However at this point, I cannot worry about what people might say. In my lifetime I have dealt with some extremely difficult individuals. Not only were those people toxic and mean spirited, but I believe they were placed in my life to remind me of who I never ever want to be. I know who I am and more importantly, who I am becoming.... A strong woman inside and out. Your experience with PD will be uniquely yours. Don't compare yourself to others, because they are not in your body/brain. Remember to Just Breathe..... It does wonders for your body! And while you are at it, take a Pilates class :)