First, I must say that what Janet Reno has stated is pretty much the key-- Parkinson's treats everyone different and you need a sense of hope. Having a positive attitude is most important. Yes, it is hard some days, I agree. But, being positive is much better than having a negative attitude. Where does that get you? Seriously. Have you ever noticed how much better you feel mentally AND physically when you have a positive attitude. How do you feel when you are negative or feel like woe is me?
I feel blessed to have this disease in a way. I have met some absolutely wonderful people since being diagnosed the lucky 7 yrs. ago. My mom had PD also and I thought it was so horrible. I have learned through her. I am lucky also because I have remained active in all that I do. Exercise is also the key. Do what you like to do, even if you do it slow. Just do it. I garden and I do it slower than I use to but I do it. REMAIN ACTIVE. Have that sense of HOPE. Get involved in clinical trials. Go to or start a support group. Remember, there is ALWAYS someone worse off than you. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE PARKINSON'S IT DOES NOT HAVE YOU.