|Jeremy and me in Sept 2010|
March came and things changed for the better. I had written a song parody a few years earlier about the "snowbirds" leaving to go home for the summer and I decided to make a music video of the song and put it on YouTube. Next thing I know, the local NBC station (KYMA) contacts me and wants me to come on their morning show to talk about my funny song.
I then saw an editorial in my local paper (Yuma Sun) about a Parkinson's Disease seminar. I didn't know much about Parkinson's then, except that I had it. It sounded informative, so I went to the seminar and learned more about Parkinson's Disease in 2 days than I had learned by having the disease for 11 years. A speaker said "IF you are wide awake at 3 am and need someone to talk to, find a Parkinson's Chat Room, there will be other wide awake Parkies to chat with". I found a local Parkinson's support group as well.
Within days, I was chatting with new friends from around the globe and they were laughing at my Parkinson's stories. One of them, Karyn from Australia, suggested I start a Parkinson's humor blog, so I did. I wrote my first story on July 17th and this is number 50. Who'd of thought I had that much to say? And I never, ever, expected so many people to read it. It amazes me everyday!
Now here it is, the end of 2011 and I have 75 new Parkie Facebook best friends, a couple dozen new Parkie chat room best friends, a couple more dozen local Parkie best friends and over 100 Twitter Parkie best friends and I still have my Wonderful Husband.
I wonder what new adventures will come my way in 2012? Maybe Cat and I will actually get to meet Mr. Fox.
I wish all of you a very Happy Parkie New Year!
PS Want to hear the whole song? It's called Another One Leaves the Park.
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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!