This Parkinson’s Disease can get on my nerves. My left arm and hand seems to have a mind of its own when I am lifting something or trying to use my fingers to eat. I find myself dropping so many things. I think I have a grip on something and yet watch it slide out of my fingers as if they were butter.

I will not complain though. My brother, Al, had Parkinson’s along with his MSA. He suffered zillions of times more than I am, so I just have to figure out how to use my other arm better. Isn’t it a hoot that I am left-handed and this is the arm that is affected first.

Last night as I was fixing my supper I think I dropped silverware at least twice and a pan once. I will be glad to get the last box packed and am settled in my own place with everything put away. I am not sure with this disease if it is more important to keep using the bad arm or to try to adjust to the other. I am sure moving boxes from room to room don’t help.




When you think you

Know it all

And you got

The game just right

Along will come

A glitch that will

Bring to you a fight

There is no blame to place

No one said that

Life was fair

It just means I

Have to be strong

And keep my

Head held high

For this is nothing

Compared to

Losing my own life.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd



night flower



14 thoughts on “Glitch

  1. All glitches make us even more valuable to God as we are His Children working a bit harder to enjoy the path he has given us.


  2. Terry, I am appalled that you are going to share this additional “glitch” with Al. There are no words to tell you how sorry I am. I don’t even know what to wish for for you. I am sure you will have someone support you in the loving way you took care of your brother. If anyone deserves good care, it is you. Take care of yourself!


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