When people ask what are your symptoms
It's difficult to just pick one
But start at the top, then to the middle
I'll keep going until I'm done.
Everyone knows about the shaking
Everyone thinks you should be old
But tremors are just one aspect
With young onset PD, another truth be told.
I'll start at the top with some brainfog
Then add loss of smell, like that for years
Then there's speaking and swallowing
If no therapy can bring you to tears.
With stiiff neck and shoulder
No arm swing and bad gait
It's getting more obvious
That prevention is too late.
With stomach, bowel and digestion
Pain and discomfort to add
Meds sometimes help
If they don't it gets bad.
Stiff glutes, hamstrings and calves
Make walking and balance much worse
Freezing and stalling can cause you to fall
That's when mentally it feels like you've been cursed.
So when you ask a person with PD
How are you, how'd you feel, how 've been
They'll probably just say fine
'Cos they'll be too tired to say what's unseen.