"I've been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. You know, I don't much like seeing those words in type. But that's my status. I have a progressive, degenerative disease, one that's incurable. Parkinson's will share my body and shape my life for the rest of my days. But it won't become my life. Not if I can help it." -- from "A Sharp Turn in the Road" in "Wobbling Home"
Life has its ups and downs, twists and turns, which we strive daily to navigate for a journey through our days that will proceed steadily, both mentally and physically. But when steadiness itself is compromised it may lead to questioning all of life's values. About a million Americans suffer from Parkinson's disease, a presently incurable neurological disorder that affects coordination, balance and sometimes personal mood and outlook.