A Patient’s Perspective: Soania Mathur

Soania Mathur’s early-onset Parkinson’s diagnosis has allowed her to live more in the moment in her role as a mother, wife, and physician. Soania explores how Parkinson’s has affected her children and how disclosure is crucial for someone diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

January 17, 2012

Dr. Soania Mathur is a family physician who retired from practice due to Parkinson’s disease. She is a speaker at patient-directed conferences for the Parkinson’s Society of Canada and is a resource for education projects. She serves on the Patient Council of The Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson’s Research and is an advisor to The Brian Grant Foundation. More from Soania Mathur.

Janice Dean Speaks on Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Janice Dean goes public with her MS on Fox & Friends.

March 9, 2008

Word Vomit: The page with my story (where I whine about how life is hard)

I’ve been battling the “something” on a tangible (in the physical symptom sense) level for a little over 3 years. The back story is not unusual. I had the frequently cited, less than ideal, childhood but was lucky to have coped by throwing myself into school. I managed to work and survive and get out of dodge as soon as possible. Years, tears, majors, lots of jobs, and a few school transfers later I was in a PhD program. I was recruited into it early in my academic career and the department seemed diverse enough to deal with my crazy background of Film Production, avant-garde studies, postmodern theory, psychology, and political science. awesome!

Well things changed in my program and I got sick. I was in this program for 4 years when I decided to transfer since there wasn’t a social scientist that wasn’t an economist in the faculty any longer. I was all but dissertation (abd) but I was still left writing a psychology based dissertation with an Economist as an adviser. In any case, with much support from my professors as far as my academic abilities go, I transferred to a university in the UK without funding. It was [...] continue the story

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