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Chris Boughton


19 September 2013 by Chris Boughton

Fatigue is a major feature of my Parkinson’s disease (PD), and it is by far my most disabling feature. These are not just bouts of tiredness: they are episodes of complete bodily malfunction. By no means does everyone with PD suffer in this way but sadly I do and have done so going back to […]

Briony Cooke

The Waiting Game

10 September 2013 by Briony Cooke

Patience is a virtue that I lack; I cannot tolerate waiting and queuing even less. I will stand in a state of agitation waiting in the post office queue wondering if the adjacent queue is moving faster than mine. I like to think that this intolerance is someone else’s fault. Perhaps I could blame it […]

Chris Boughton

Don’t Panic…

5 September 2013 by Chris Boughton

Physically my life is quite limited thanks to Parkinson’s disease (PD). A combination of rigidity, dystonia (muscle cramps and spasms), bradykinesia (slowness of movement), poor balance and severe fatigue episodes restrict me from some of the simplest of everyday tasks. I find it particularly difficult to do anything requiring repetitive muscle actions such as ironing, […]

Chris Boughton

Those Early Days

23 August 2013 by Chris Boughton

I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) on 26th February 2004 at the age of 51 after a very brief consultation at our local hospital. My experience of that event was much like I have subsequently read many times on blogs and accounts written by other sufferers. I was totally unprepared for the diagnosis, assuming […]

Chris Boughton

Young Onset Awareness

19 August 2013 by Chris Boughton

I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in February 2004, at the age of 51, following about 5 years of various symptoms. I have never been quite sure, however, whether I qualify as what is referred to as a ‘young onset’ PD sufferer. There appears to be two schools of thought on what the age […]

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