Getting the medications right for any Parkinson’s patient is a long journey requiring much patience, and trial and error, until the suitable pills along with dosage can be found. Obtaining the right balance to ultimately improve the ongoing symptoms that can be so debilitating and humiliating, is no easy task. There are benefits and side effects to most medications, and it’s a matter of swings and roundabouts whether it’s better to put up with certain unpleasant side effects in return for the desired gain. Having just added another to my ever growing cocktail of pills I take each day, I find I’m in a dilemma, for the shaking has reduced considerably, yet my body feels incredibly stiff and painful. So to take the pills or not, that is the question, whether tis nobler to bear the slings and arrows of misfortune and put up with the side effects, only time will tell.
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.