Carla's Story - Page 15

PD mask OCTOBER 11, 2012 Carla has tried on several occasions to tell me what it is like to live in a too-rigid body. She says walking is like having cement blocks where your feet should be. Dancing with a bear was another analogy that she has used and “feeling like the tin man.” Apart from what it feels like physically, the emotions of Parkinson’s are equally challenging. Carla told me it broke her heart that she couldn’t smile for the photos of Alicia graduating from nursing school or when meeting her grandchild. She w \