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, January 19, 2012

A long day

Regular hospital check-ups are all part and parcel of one’s normal routine when suffering any chronic disease. Yesterday was a long tiring day, undergoing various tests, not to mention the long journey there and back. However I am very grateful to be in such good hands receiving the best medical attention I could wish for. So I make the best of my lot. Someone e-mailed me about yesterday’s blog entry “standing in my shoes”, realising it was in fact a line from one of my poems:
“No one can imagine, unless in my shoes they stand,
The constant pain and suffering I endure,
Gaucher and Parkinson’s disease, battle hand in hand,
Which disease will win, I’m not too sure.”

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