About me

I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's OK to laugh!

I know that some of my poems are "raw", but then there's nothing pleasant about Parkinson's symptoms . Parkinson's is NOT merely shaking and tremors. The symptoms are so varied and much much more. It can be an aggressive and debilitating disease, and can strike anyone at any age. Despite battling Gaucher and Parkinson's disease, I still have a sense of humour and a positive attitude, which come through clearly in some of my poems. Someone who bought my book, asked me if it was inappropriate to laugh at the funny poems as they are about me suffering from Parkinson's. I replied, that we laugh all the time at home, when I do funny "Parky things", so if we can laugh, it's perfectly acceptable for others to see the funny side too. That's what it's all about. No matter how bad things get, I always keep my chin up and a smile on my face. This is the message I am trying to get across, so there will be greater awareness about Parkinson's, and despite suffering chronic disease, not only is it possible, but also vital to keep positive and cheerful.

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