There is, as I see it, a narrow dividing line between giving advice to someone who is unhappy and blaming them for their unhappiness.
Seven years into PD, I consider myself happy in spite of the Parkinson's. But, I'm lucky: I have a loving family; a form of PD that is, so far, pain-free; I don't
have any other illnesses; I'm still able to walk; I have good, free health care. If any of those things changed, would I still be happy? Who knows?
Surely, the starting point should be to respect all PwP.
I think there are very few PwP who would honestly say they are indifferent to whether a cure is found or, at the least, a breakthrough is made that reduces symptoms by, say, 50%.
It is reasonable to ask whether this will happen soon enough to affect me. My hunch, is that it probably won't. But there is always a chance, and while there is:
Dum spiro spero.
Born 1955. Diagnosed PD 2005.
Current meds: stalevo(75 mg) x 4, ropinirole xl 16 mg, rasagiline 1 mg