Listening to the words of the classic song by Paul Simon, "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover", I thought wouldn't it be something if there were 50 ways to leave Parkinson's. I think we can all agree that finding just one way, would suffice and be the miracle that millions around the world are waiting for with baited breath. As the words say: "the problem is all inside your head". Well that line sure hits the spot, for Parkinson's is caused by the brain not making enough dopamine, a necessary chemical enabling smooth free movement. Oh how I wish there were 50 ways to leave Parkinson's. Unfortunately one can't "just slip out the back", so to "make a new plan" is necessary. But wouldn't it be wonderful to "get yourself free"? I'm quite sure Paul Simon didn't have Parkinson's in mind when he wrote this song.
Almost every week, new breakthroughs, research or clinical trials are taking place somewhere around the world, and whilst all this is very encouraging, I do wish a cure were in sight. The clock is ticking, the days pass by, and a degenerating disease doesn't have the courtesy to stop and wait for a cure to be passed by the FDA. Like a non-stop express train, it speeds forward, so time is of the essence. To all you scientists and doctors out there, diligently working hard to come up with the answer; please hurry.