My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.

-Michael J Fox
Michael J Fox

I have a remarkably normal life. Michael J.

Michael J Fox
I discovered that I was part of a Parkinson's community with similar experiences and similar questions that I'd been dealing with alone.
Michael J Fox

Just as Parkinson's isn't a big topic of conversation in my house, neither is my career.

Michael J Fox
I got sick of turning on the TV and seeing my face.
Michael J Fox

So what I say about Tracy is this: Tracy's big challenge is not having a Parkinson's patient for a husband. It's having me for a husband. I happen to be a Parkinson's patient.

Michael J Fox
If you fixate on the worst-case scenario and it actually happens, you’ve lived it twice.
Michael J Fox

I always felt that I came up short in the education department, but I've come to the conclusion that we all get an education.

Michael J Fox
Turning fully toward the glass, I consider what I see. This reflected version of myself, wet, shaking, rumpled, pinched, and slightly stoop, would be alarming were it not for the self-satisfied expression pasted across my face. I would ask the obvious question, 'what are you smiling about?' But I already know the answer: 'It just gets better from here.'
Michael J Fox

They did something once that slurred my speech, and I thought, "Oh, man, you're messing with my brain. It's freaking me out."

Michael J Fox
It’s all about control. Control is illusory. No matter what university you go to, no matter what degree you hold, if your goal is to become master of your own destiny, you have more to learn. Parkinson’s is a perfect metaphor for lack of control. Every unwanted movement in my hand or arm, every twitch that I cannot anticipate or arrest, is a reminder that even in the domain of my own being, I am not calling the shots. I tried to exert control by drinking myself to a place of indifference, which just exacerbated the sense of miserable hopelessness.