I am going to be in the 10%

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.

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no more secrets

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.

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