Little gestures mean a lot
PARKINSONS is a highly visible disease and there is no clever way to be discreet when an attack occurs.
A restaurant I frequent has become a place of refuge for me when such attacks occur. The young lady who works there does not cause a scene or send any unwanted attention my way. I deeply appreciate the fact that she respects my very personal way.
One day, an attack occurred that caused me to lose my strength and finger dexterity, so much so that I could not even open a twist-off pop bottle. Nothing was said, and I thought nobody noticed.
It’s best to maintain a short-term memory of such events or the stress will soon break you.
So imagine my surprise a couple of months later when Tekla brought me a twist-off pop with the top twisted loose but not completely off.
The fact that Tekla took the time to try make my day a little easier will not be forgotten.
I never had a chance to thank you, Tekla. I hope this written account of your act of kindness and compassion shows you how deeply I appreciate your help.