My name is Tina I'm married and I have two grown-up daughters and a grandson called Corey who is three and is the apple of my eye. I have lived in Birmingham all my life. I was diagnosed with Parkinsons in 2007 at the age of 47. I was absolutely devastated by the diagnosis and for many many years I was in denial. I didn't tell people about it. it was only a couple of years ago I decided to go to the Parkinsons café in Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham. I plucked up the courage to go supported by my daughter who said "why don't you give it a try you can always come out if you don't like it". So I went and met some really lovely people . They persuaded me to go to the local group which is on a Thursday afternoon. Since then I haven't looked back and I feel comfortable telling people that I've got Parkinsons. I have finally accepted the diagnosis. I'm on the committee at the group as fundraiser. We have lots of fun doing tai chi, yoga, extend exercises and also recently I've just started a boxersize for Parkinsons which is really really good. I used to do amateur dramatics but can't do that now for various reasons. So when it was suggested to have a go at being a DJ I thought I'd give it a try. I love music and have varied tastes from ac/dc to Andrea Bocelli. The first single I bought was T rex -- jeepster. I was 11 years old and I went off to the shop with my pocket money and came back with that which started my love of music. I still love T. rex but also ac/dc, status quo, Steve gibbons, Robbie Williams and loads more - even some classical when the mood strikes. So far I am having a wonderful time doing something I enjoy and covering all aspects of the condition . Parkinson's isn't all doom and gloom !