Parkinson's has changed that. I started out looking online for people who understood what I'm going through and could answer my questions. Suddenly, I have friends! I have actual friends that I can call on the phone, and go shopping with and hang out with (distance permitting). I have people who call me to find out how I'm feeling, and to tell me how they're feeling and what's going on in their lives. I have friends who listen to me and allow me to try to comfort them as they comfort me. I didn't know I was capable of helping anyone, but people say that I have! I know that my friends are probably closer to each other than they are to me, but that's o.k.. I'm just so grateful to have them in my life; it's hard to explain. Every one is a blessing.
This weekend, I got to meet one of these wonderful people face-to-face. Marla ("Ladyhawk") came to visit Karen ("Btrflynana") and they included me and Bob in their plans. We met for lunch on the beach at Miramar, then they dropped by our house for pumpkin pie. Here we are at lunch:
Here's me and Karen and Marla:
So I guess what I'm saying that this is a major silver lining for me. If I could be cured of Parkinson's right now, but only if I lost all my friends, I think I would keep the Parkinson's, I really do.