I'm not coping very well today. About 3.5 weeks ago I had a tentative diagnosis of parkinsonism which was a shock as I'm 43. I'm in limbo land at the moment waiting for an appointment for a radioactive brainscan and have to wait until June to get the diagnosis either confirmed or start looking for something else to explain the symptoms, which are progressing fairly rapidly. Work have been a nightmare over the past year and a bit and I have had a huge battle to continue working. As much as I love my family, the kids are doing my head in - as soon as holidays begin I seem to get used as an unofficial child-minder with the kids' friends just dropping on us. I have a very small house and kids make a noise - they can't help it. However over the last couple of days I have been finding it very difficult to deal with and I am getting snappy, which makes me dislike myself. The kids have just gone to the park which is a relief but I just feel like I'm living on a knife-edge at the moment and I don't know what to do - I would usually go for a walk or to the gym but my mobility is so bad at the moment that I can't - although I can type, my right arm isn't much use for anything else so it rules out stuff like knitting. I'm also in a lot of pain. What do I do to keep sane?