For anyone not suffering Parkinson's, it is difficult to envisage all the difficulties and problems that occur during the course of a normal day. To give you an example, a close friend who knows a fair amount about Parkinson's, sent me a text message on my phone, to which I replied with one word "Thanks". Seeing I had only answered with one solitary word, she became worried I was having a bad day and experiencing an "off" period. I explained to her that I was fine, but find texting is extremely difficult and frustrating beyond belief. We have known each other for some time, but this particular issue had never arisen before, so she learnt something new about Parkinson's!
Just peeling a hard boiled egg or the paper thin peeling of a garlic clove requires great dexterity. Unless you have Parkinson's or some other disease that has hampered your nimbleness in your fingers and hands, these small actions become very trying. It is highly exasperating not to be able to do the simplest of things. I don't want to ask for help all the time, and therefore struggle trying to do things by myself.
If you'd like to read something light and entertaining, take a moment to look at my article entitled "Who's shaking the bed" on The Huffington Post.