Dear Tucker bag
Thanks for your reply but I think it will not be in my interest to seek any further advice on PD as there will be no benefit now I know that there is no treatment for it.
My main interest in this forum was to find other people who had experienced Pisa walking and find out how they coped with it.
In the last 18 months I have been diagnosed with so many medical problems that have been difficult to come to terms with.
Pisa walking is the only obvious symptom of anything wrong with me. And that only comes on after 5 or 6 miles of strenuous hiking (we call it rambling in the UK). Since most of my social life is based on the walking group, which I lead, it will be difficult for me to give up and hence my quest for further information.
The other medical conditions, non of which show no obvious symptoms, may also have an effect and Pisa walking may be due the the extra demands on my body of these other diseases.
I am the opposite of a hypocondriac: I went into my doctor's surgery 18 months ago to find out whether there was any treatment for my osteo arthritis and the blood and subsequent tests have led to me being diagnosed with prostate cancer, myelodisplasia ( a serious blood disorder) and low bone density. Two weeks ago I had a check up prior to an operation to determine the extent of my PCa only to find that my ECG trace showed that I had had a heart attack which has left me with a weak heart.
All of this I have found very hard to believe as I lead an active life style I hike and swim and do cross coutry mountain biking without being aware of the fragile nature of my health. I feel fit and well so I am still carrying on these activities but avoiding extreme exertion. I am awaing hospital test to see how badly damaged my heart is.
I am sorry, I have just realised that most of this has anything to do with PD but once I started, it just seemed to flow. The only relevaance to PD is that I have put it on the back burner until I get some of these other problems sorted out
P.S. there was no treatment for osteo- arthritis. Sometimes ignorance is bliss