I would like to thank someone who reads my blog and left a comment the other day regarding the connection between Gaucher disease and Parkinson's. It was extremely thoughtful of you to think of me, and I very much appreciate you sending the link to this very interesting article. Here is the link should anyone else be interested in reading about the Gaucher - Parkinson connection.
Sharing information, good useful tips and a general sense of community support through the internet has been extremely helpful to those who live in isolated areas, unable to attend support groups. Unfortunately I fall into this category, which is what prompted me in the beginning to write a daily blog, realising I couldn't possibly be alone in this position, and that there must be others in similar circumstances, unable to meet face to face with fellow sufferers.
What ever disease a person is suffering from, along with their caregivers, family and friends, support is of great importance. We all need a little help now and then. The comforting feeling of knowing we are not alone is crucial, and it is a boost to one's morale to be in touch with those who truly understand what you are going through.