'Life in the Balance' Chronicles Doctor's Journey Into Own Illness

Thomas Graboys seemed to have it all. But at age 49, he was diagonsed with Parkinson's disease, and a progressive dementia marked by confusion, violent nightmares and hallucinations. Courtesy Sterling Publishing Co. Graboys says he still hopes to take care of others by sharing what he has learned during his ordeal. Nothing is second nature to me any more. No task is too simple, no activity so routine that I can do it without forethought. Is the glass right side up, or will I pour orange juice all over the counter again? When I leave the kitchen to walk to the bedroom, how will I get there? At the party tonight, where will the stairs be, and how will I navigate them? Will I be able to join the conversation? For social gatherings, I have what I call my cassettes: a repertoire of conversational riffs on various subjects that will allow me to enter the conversation and, with luck, appear to be a reasonable facsimile of the old Tom Graboys. Can I pull it off? Can I act the part and mas...
Originally from: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/story?id=5237946&page=1

23.7.08 09:41

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