The other day I came back from an errand. I am about to round the corner to turn to my street and realize that there is a new(ish) Irish bakery right there. My reaction was – this is funny, I recently left a full time job with an Irish company since 8 years, and now I have an Irish new connection right by my house, and it feels comforting. Coming home doing some unrelated research I stumble on a poem calling attention to the Parkinson’s Awareness Month at Guy Kawasaki’s alltop.com. Were you aware?
The Poetic Truth About PD
Photo courtesy of Judy Hensley
Parkinson’s disease is a pain in the kazoo,
The neck, the rear and everywhere in between.
Why, I’d even say it’s downright obnoxious at times
From what I’ve heard, what I’ve experienced and seen.
It steals your smile and attacks your joy
causes you to fall, it can even make you drool.
Tries as hard as it may, throwing obstacles in the way,
Often leaving you to look like a fool.
Your muscles begin to weaken,
your voice may start to go
things seem to worsen day to day –
all the possibilities, you just don’t want to know.
Your shuffle turns to freezing
and doing things get much more tough.
Still – don’t give up and don’t you dare give in
Instead, determine to fight harder against all that stuff.
On days when the sky seems cloudy and gray
And you want to quit, throw in the towel and check out,
Have faith there’s a day when a cure will be found,
The day you will dance, you will sing, you will shout.
by Sherri Woodbridge
Alltop.com is a great resource in many fields, for more on Parkinson’s click here. Finding a cure for Parkinson’s is one of the treatments that “my” Irish company Elan Pharmaceuticals is focusing on in the efforts to define the future of neurological therapies. They are not alone. You are not alone. Have faith.
Have faith in the day you will dance, sing and shout.