BITS AND PIECES: TELL ME WHY MY FACE LOOKS SO BLANKCategory:
BITS AND PIECES
TELL ME WHY
MY FACE LOOKS SO BLANK
By: David Verdery, a PRO advocate
Parkinson’s Sign #8 –
Loss of Facial Expression (Hypomimia)
Its beginning was very subtle.
In fact, I was unaware
That today I’d look at a mirror
And see nothing, but a stare.
My work is setting deadlines.
They're hard to meet in a bank.
It must be that, because what else
Could make my face so blank.
I saw my doctor on Friday.
I was nervous going in.
She said my kind of blank face
She asked, “do you know how to whistle?”
I replied my dad had taught a tune
he learned when he was a little boy.
“Would you like me to whistle it too?”
She agreed, so I started to whistle,
But only air was coming forth.
“I want to get you in touch with
It’s Jo Rosen you’ll want to see.
Her team of PRO’s will turn
Your fears to years of life with PD
A better life for all concerned."