progression and us
Bob was with us for nearly three years on the book project, and didn't get to see the end of it, though he dearly wanted to. Without him to keep us in focus we would have taken different routes and our energies would have dissipated on doing too many things at once. We miss him.
The truth is that over that time we have progressed, some more, some less. PD has taken a chunk out of our ability to function that was there when we started. A dozen or so people; some have lost jobs, some have been told they are well enough to do one, when they aren't. Some have had surgery, some had falls, one had DBS. Along the way we have read, talked about, mulled over, and worked on hundreds of contributions, fitting them together to make a picture that expresses our realities and our hopes.
Thanks to Bob, this will become a reality, where once it was just a set of posts on this forum. Though he had clocked up a good 80 years it was not age that took him, he was there, himself to the end. It was PD that took him, in the ways that it can. He reported back from this personal front line battle, with great humour and wisdom. We were very lucky and privileged to know him.
This place is a good one, because there are people with a passion to do something about PD, who have been coming here for years, to keep each others passion alight.