When my mom found out she had this disease, for a few hours she felt lousy, shocked and uncharacteristically, some self pity. Remember, my dad had Lewy Body Dementia at that time with a side order of repeated hip surgeries.
Kick me when I am down.
My mom found out she had Parkinson’s around the time my marriage was falling apart.
She chose not to tell me.
She felt I had enough to handle and enough to worry about.