I was awake very early one morning about 4 months ago (a common occurrence for us Parkies) and just wanted to talk to someone. I could have woke up my Wonderful Husband, but he looked sooo peaceful, sleeping soundly, that I just couldn't.
So, I Googled Parkinson's chat room, found one, logged in and hit the jackpot! I wasn't alone! Also logged in was Mary L from Mississippi, Andrew from Australia and a lady from England. You see, when it's 4 am in Yuma, AZ, it's 6 am at Mary's, noon in England and 9 pm in Australia.
We chatted about all kinds of things (some of it even related to Parkinson's), shared humorous stories and then Andrew showed us his pet snake, Pelorus, on the web cam. Now, most gals would have logged out, but I am a bit of a tomboy and I ain't scared of snakes. In fact, I even wrote a song about Andrew's snake for his birthday. One day, maybe someone who can actually sing, will record it! The bottom line, they all made me feel very welcome.
In the months since then, I have met many more Parkies from the USA and around the world. My Parkie friends now outnumber all my other wonderful friends on Facebook! Another Aussie Parkie, Karyn, is the one who inspired me to start this blog and she is writing one about getting DBS surgery.
I'd have to admit, when I wrote that first entry, at 4 am on a Sunday morning........I DID NOT THINK ANYONE would read it.......except my Wonderful Husband.
Thanks everyone for proving me wrong!
Thank you for reading this story, I hope you enjoyed it. This is just one of a hundred stories in my book, Parkinson's Humor - Funny Stories about My Life with Parkinson's Disease. Please consider purchasing a copy from Amazon.com or your favorite online book seller. Thank you and have a Happy Parkie Day!