I t ’s t h e
SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Putting her wallet back in her purse.
That one her daughter, Alicia, noticed.
It was simple things mostly. At least at first.
Eventually, the movement quirks were beginning
to bug her so she mentioned them to her regular
doctor who ran some simple motor tests. Hold your
hands straight out and steady. Things like that.
The result of that visit was a diagnosis of essential
tremors. What does that even mean? Are there
She doesn’t remember exactly when it all started
but she was maybe around 40. Looking back,
some little things were tending to take more
effort than they should.
Exiting the car.
If Parkinson’s was a possibility, it was mentioned
only in passing by the doc and dismissed as
ridiculous for someone so young. The good news
was that she left with a prescription that promised
Brushing her teeth.
to ease the day-to-day mundane movements she
Washing her hair.
missed not thinking about.