Paul Luscombe was a relatively young 53 years old when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in February 1992. His initial symptoms included numbness in the hands and legs, a moderate limp, general form of body rigidity, and highly illegible handwriting. His original thought was that he wanted to rid himself of these conditions to improve his golf game. It was quite a shock after a physical exam and an MRI of his brain to hear the neurologist, Dr. Melvin Vigman, officially label him as a Parkinsonian. Suddenly, he felt a lot older than 53 and was comparing himself with the older residents of his in-laws' nursing home, destined to become a zombie-like creature.