To the new Minister for Health, I encourage you to review the costs of Deep Brain Stimulation in order to increase the accessibility of this surgical procedure for sufferers of severe Parkinson’s Disease.
To my friends and family, to other Australians, I encourage you to add your voices to the petition on change.org. I can’t guarantee that it will reach the right people, but hopefully someone will see it and somewhere it will be preserved that there are people out there who care enough to make a difference.
My Dad’s got Parkinson’s and I feel like he’s accepting it better than I am.
He’s been diagnosed for 7 years now so I should be used to it.
I feel ripped off. He’s a great bloke. It’s not bloody fair and I’m angry and sad and I feel helpless. Sometimes he can’t walk in the mornings and he gets stuck in doorways and he can’t do all the things we used to do together.
I’m about to head overseas (this coming Saturday) on a trip for two months that’s been organised for ages so I’m staying at my parents place this week. It’s really hit me how his condition has deteriorated. I feel selfish to be travelling.
I feel really alone with this. My friends are buying houses, getting married and having babies. I need someone to talk to who understands how I’m feeling. Someone who is in the same boat.