After reading much about this illness, I am surprised at the similarities of symptoms my mother also possesses.
Vacant facial expression
Small cramped writing
Restless leg syndrome
I am even more surprised that none of her doctors, primary physician, psychiatrists, ER docs, pain management specialists, etc ever suggested she be evaluated.
I am hesitant but anxious to learn the truth. If she does indeed have Parkinson's Disease, perhaps there is a medication that will help us in treating the debilitating symptoms....especially the pain.
I am not looking forward to the difficult job of getting her there... the wheel chair, the anxiety, the forgetfulness, the tremors....but I think I may actually be relieved to finally know the answer.