Tuesday, January 13, 2009

He knew whereof he spoke

A vignette. Flashback six years. After avoiding going to a support group for months after my initial diagnosis, I have been lured to a meeting to see a speaker. I walk in and find a seat next to the very thing that has been keeping me away: A scary old guy with an advanced case of PD. The SOGWAPD, on learning that I too had Parkinson's, slowly leaned my way and said


To which I could only reply "what?"

He patiently leaned my way again and repeated


To which I had to repeat "what?'"

At this his wife intervened and translated

"He said 'Don't wait to get speech therapy' "

I didn't

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