When I read her piece, I thought it provided a needed realistic take on Parkinson's. It's not all fun and games by a long shot. Others I know, however, have been critical of what they felt was an attack on the importance of an upbeat attitude and humor to fight Parkinson's or other serious afflictions.
Here's the piece and I'd love to hear your thoughts on it:
My limitations heighten my appreciation of everyday comforts and small kindnesses. It’s not even unreasonable to say that Parkinson’s is educational. It provides knotty problems to solve and opportunities to test your grace under pressure. It comes with surprise attacks, sudden reversals, small victories. Sometimes I think of it as a real-life video game.