Hi, Im Kelly
I've sent a message or two on the patient message board and figured I should introduce myself. Hi! I'm glad to have found you all. I'm acting in a dual role right now as I'm caring for my elderly father who has black lung disease from working in the mines, and I have Parkinson's disease, so we've both seen better days. I can't complain too much though, because he's agreeable and easy to care for and my Parkinson's is controlled pretty well by medicine at the moment. Needless to say my main concern is doing the best I can for my father right now. He's never wanted to go to a care home and I hope to keep him with me. Thankfully, he gets a lot of help from hospice which makes a huge difference in our day to day activities. The nurse mentioned how my dad could leave messages behind and that really perked him up.