I have Parkinson's...Now what?

Coming to terms with your diagnosis. Everyone reacts to a serious diagnosis like PD differently.  It’s like hearing the sound of a heavy steel door slam shut on your future.  It leaves you feeling alone and shaken!  Or, you may even feel a sense of relief, because after years of bouncing from one doctor to another, you finally have an answer.  In the next several months, your goal should be to think through the emotional and physical effects of your diagnosis and to learn all you can about the illness as well as the resources that can help you stay healthy, both mentally and physically.