Wednesday, March 12, 2008

An Update On My Letter Writing Campaign

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to make sure that everyone knows that I am still here. I have finally completed all of the letters to the doctors. I wrote a total of nine doctors. Rather than sending them out one by one, I wanted to make sure that I sent them all at the same time. So, I will be making a trip to the Post Office today.

More than anything, I hope that by writing these letters, doctors may take a step back before presuming that a patient must have mental health problems, because he / she does not fall into a neat little category. Each person is different, and it is well known that Parkinson's Disease appears differently in each individual. No two people with PD will have the same symptoms. Some patients will exhibit slow progression, while others may progress more rapidly than expected. Just as each of us is unique, so is our Parkinson's Disease.

On an additional note, I hope to add a few new posts that may be useful to those who are still trying to find a diagnosis. I did get a bit sidetracked due to some extreme fatigue, as well as trying to get our taxes done. So, although I still fight daily fatigue, I do hope to get back to writing posts that relate back to my original intent for starting this blog.

This blog has opened up many doors for me personally. Through the contacts I have made because of this blog, I have learned so much from each new person I correspond with. Each person seems to touch my life in such a positive manner. These contacts help drive my desire to continue to write and share my experiences.

I will definitely offer an update if I receive any responses from the letters. For now, I am going to attempt to get some sleep, since insomnia has had me up for most of the night.

Blessings to you all.


Diane J Standiford said...

YOU WON AN AWARD! Just click and save and bring it home.

Writing doctors is hard, but worth the effort. I also email them with cc to any regulatory office that needs to know. Just don't give up.

Patient With A Plan said...

Thank you so very much for your support. I absolutely love the award. It made my day.