June 23, 2017
Yesterday I learned that collectively the people who visit my blog are called “the audience”, or sometimes “my audience”. I find that a bit presumptuous but perhaps that will make communication easier.
Anyhow, I hope that my audience will include family and friends, fellow parkies, care givers, para-professionals and others interested in the experiences of people who live with this ugly disease we call Parkinson’s. I hope there will also be people interested in other disabilities because there is a humongous overlap in the way we experience the changes in abilities, attitudes, our place in the world, etc regardless of the particular disability we live with.
Everyone has a story to tell, or a contribution to make, so please feel free to comment. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My intent is to write something each week. The next blog will be about how to handle learning you have Parkinson’s disease. After that I’ll write about protein and levadopa, then several focussing on some things (literally) that help us have good quality of life. That will keep me going for a month or so. After that, there will be lots more.
My name is Casey Huisman a.k.a. Cees Huisman. I live in Ontario, Canada. Married to Jan. Large family with several children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Siblings and mother are in the Netherlands. Retired from St. Clair College since 2016. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006. Participate in The Gathering Place Community Church. Supporter of Community Living’s goals of inclusion and empowerment. Usually easy to get along with.
January 14, 2018. In the mid nineteen seventies, a long time ago, Jan (then a…