I have just recently started back with my local Curves. I had back surgery a year ago and although I still have times of pain, I try to get some form of exercise in. I had deep brain stimulation surgery in 2009 and really feel blessed to have a good neuro specialist. I joined in the fun with the curves group and did the Zumba dance/exercise. Exercise for the pd patient works well in keeping the stiffness away. It helps to exercise with a partner. I recently started selling Avon to keep my mind sharp and meet new folks. I feel the Lord has allowed the pd in my life. I don't dwell on the pd and things I can't do such as running, playing ball with the grandkids. I still can do bicycling, fishing, love to sing and write. Writing is such a good way to express and put your emotions on paper.I have 3 books in print, and have more stories shelved away, just waiting for me to put them out in book form.