This seems to be my default look. I remember the comments of my latin teacher years ago. For most of my first year with him he thought I didn’t understand then was surprised at my good marks in the end of year exam.
With Parkinson’s your face can become less expressive and people can make assumptions. Look a bit confused if so life can act as a confusion multiplier and make it worse. I went to the cinema recently and just before the film I took a comfort break and as I returned to the film I must have looked puzzled, because as I tried to re-enter the film the attendant stopped me and said I was going back to the wrong screen. Confused I tried to reply but all I managed to say was “Murder” and luckily she realised that was me trying to tell her which film I was seeing and not a threat. She apologised and I continued along to the right film
So why did I mention this? Well we all judge by appearance. Our brains are trained to make assumptions so we don’t try to assess everything, Our brains put things in groups so we recognise generic information. It is pretty automatic and it can be hard to get away from preconceptions. If nothing else misunderstandings can be a learning opportunity. So have faith changing mindsets can be a slow process but it is worthwhile.
A short blog this time so here is a recent facebook posting of mine to flesh it out a bit.
A new craze is sweeping the nation its called Xmas present Treasure Hunt. Anyone can play just order something on line and see if it turns up.You too can come home to an email saying it has been delivered and Guess what- Oh no it hasn’t but they tell you Oh yes it has- It is pantomime season. So you check around the outside of the house ask the neighbours. Then you decide to email a friend or a friendly customer service rep at the parcel compay for a round of you signed for it- you already know how this goes-Oh yes you did , Oh no I didn’t -as they show you a strange signature that almost looks like No 10 but I live at number 202. After failing to work out the clue you wait until the next day and hey presto outside your backdoor is your own parcel. They have crushed your box-cue Kenneth Williams OOoooh Matron but thankfully its contents are undamaged, Probably an inappropriate attempt at using the catflap So watchout because you too may get to play Xmas present treasure hunt.
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