Thursday, February 07, 2008

My Shaky Week

A few weeks ago we found out that one of the builders we work for has Parkinson's Disease. My dad has known him for 25 or more years and I have known him most of my life so its a bit of a downer and it came as a bit of a shock.

In true Australian fashion we have been making light of the situation by cracking jokes and giving him nicknames like shaky Stevens. Its all in god fun and he gets a laugh out of it so its all good. It definitely isn't the nicest way to go and it would never be nice to find something like that out. He has suffered from headaches and muscle twitches for a few years and then all of a sudden his right leg just started twitching quite noticeably. Hopefully it progresses slowly because it can get quite debilitating quite quickly. Definitely not a nice disease.

1 comment:

Elaine said...

the disease may be shite but sounds like he has great mates to help him cope with it :)