Parkinson's....

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    Does anybody out there have PD, or know someone who has it? The neurologist just told my husband he "may" have Parkinsons's disease and we are trying to find out more about it. I know what it says in wiki...I'm really concerned as the info the doctor gave him tells him that if he does have it, he has 4 to 8 years and then he will basically be a vegetable....this is scary stuff.....and I thought it was bad having a 22 year old in diapers....
     
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    I don't think that 4-8 years and then a vegetable is realistic. It's a possibility if his PD is very aggressive and if he does not respond to meds.

    But he may do very well with his meds.

    Best of luck.
     
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    Try looking at WebMD. Lots of good information and a pretty reliable source. I don't know about your husband's Parkinson's disease, but my grandmother had it for more years than I can remember and she lived well into her 80s without becoming a vegetable. Her hands shook like hell, but she was able to hold down a job, keep her house clean, shop, etc.

    Best of luck with this. I think I'd get a second opinion about your husband's condition.
     
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    This is the second opinion. He's going back in two weeks. The MRI didn't show anything. He's been to a nerve specialist and now the neurologist. We'll see what she says in a couple of weeks.
     
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    didnt katherine hepburn have it..she lived a long time..doctors are always painting the darkest pic
     
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    Did her husband ever work with fertilizers in the 80's?
    They thought my uncle had PD, but figured out it was his exposure to fertilizers in the 70's and 80's when working at a golf course, and I guess it can mimic PD.
     
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    Talked to a guy today that was given six months to live 10 years ago......we really need to find out more about this, and if it even is this.
     
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    Michael J Fox and Ali have had it for years, and the one guy I took care of had it for a long time, I think maybe 15 years.
     
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    My expert opinion is that Ali suffers from punch drunk love.
     
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