Yesterday, I wrote about a rather disgusting and ignorant tirade by Rush Limbaugh about Michael J. Fox, in which Limbaugh accused Fox of either faking Parkinsons’s symptoms or purposely not taking his medications before taping an ad in which he supported a Democratic candidate because she supports stem cell research.
Advice Goddess gives us more perspective with an excerpt from Fox’s autobiography that explains how difficult it is to balance the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease with the side effects from the medications necessary to treat it. Fox describes this as a “constant vexation for the P.D. patient, especially one as determined as I was to remain closeted.”