Today, August 30, 2013 is the six year anniversary of my Parkinson's disease diagnosis. Many things have happened during that time; some good, some bad, and some I can't remember.
Time seems like it's flying by, and my concept of time has diminished. When my Doctors ask me questions like, "When did these symptom start?" or "How long ago was this test done?" I have no idea whether it was last month, or six months ago. I have to go home and look it up. I have a medical file on my PC, so the tests are easy to find. I have kept a daily journal, something I have done for years, so I can go back and see just when that particular symptom started. Without these, I'd be lost.
It's not just medical things that I can't remember. I can't remember when I last saw friends or when I went to see a show and this concerns me. I'm sure my Parkinson's has progressed, even though my motor symptoms haven't; due to the Deep Brain Stimulation surgery I had done in October 2012.
I have been through a lot this year; breast cancer surgery, three other surgeries, and way too much stress. Has this caused my "time" problems or is it something else?
I don't know, but maybe, come next August 30th, I won't remember any of 2013 and that might be a good thing. Time will tell...
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