Always pay attention and listen to your own body. You can often be the best advocate, for you know yourself better than anyone so if something feels wrong, seek medical advice. Many people ignore signs or symptoms, waiting too long wasting valuable time and possibly costing you effective options. I have always spoken candidly to doctors, for I believe divulging the full picture, gives necessary tools with which to make a correct diagnosis. I am very fortunate to be in the care of some of the most highly regarded specialists in the country, and for this I am forever grateful.
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.