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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Clinical Trials

I have always been greatly in favour of taking part in clinical trials. After all there is only so far any research or scientist can go with a mouse or rat! At some point, a human subject is required testing new drugs or treatments to be properly assessed and deemed safe and effective. I have taken part in a few clinical trials over the years, and although I’m always a willing party, I first check thoroughly with the various doctors who take care of me, to ensure that I’m not entering into something dangerous that may have irreversible ramifications. It’s bad enough suffering chronic disease, but I find a small consolation by taking part in clinical trials, where possibly helping solve the missing part of the puzzle in finding a cure. Hopefully participation in trials may end up helping millions of PD sufferers around the world. Not only is that very exciting, but I think it’s pretty cool.

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