In 2000, Gary retired from 30 years of being a primary school principal. Slowly, a few things went wrong - he couldn't whistle, he had a slight tic in his wrist, he lost his sense of smell, he had trouble with his voice and he developed a stiff shoulder, and these problems were treated independently of each other. In 2002, a doctor, while administering a cortisone injection into his stiff shoulder, remarked "By the way, you probably have Parkinson's disease." This diagnosis was later confirmed, and then Gary and his wife Ruth embarked on a difficult and tumultuous journey. In March 2009, when medication could no longer provide Gary with a satisfactory quality of life, he underwent a Deep Brain Stimulation operation. While life was by no means plain sailing after this, Gary now looks forward to a bright and active future. His book You Probably Have Parkinson's Disease is a light hearted record of his experiences to date.
Grandson Connor wanted to sit with Gary.
1. What was that sudden important meeting you had to attend?
2. Why did you wear those old clothes to a meeting?
3. Where did all those fish come from?
Nigel and the lucky door prize.
Broni and Darren with Connor.
Leonie with Callum and Casey.
Grant and Kim
Gary signs Pat's book.
Best wishes to Ruth and Gary for the future (and we hope you sell lots of books).
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