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.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Frequent Flyer

I said to someone recently about being a “frequent flyer” of hospital visits, to which she smiled, knowing full well what I meant. Anyone who has gone through childbirth remembers fondly, that in the 9th month, a small bag packed with essentials would be ready so that at a moment’s notice, all one had to do was grab the bag and aim straight for the hospital. I'm not pregnant, but I do have a little bag that is packed at all times, sitting at the back our wardrobe, with all essentials should I suddenly be hospitalised. This may sound a bit absurd and overly organised, but with much hospitalisation experience under my belt, it saves a lot of time and I know I’ll have everything I need with me. I guess I never grew out of being a girl guide, where our motto was “always be prepared”! However prepared I try to be, one can’t plan for every eventuality, and I most certainly didn't envisage being unable to use my right arm. I hope this is only a temporary situation, lasting a few days, for the thought of being incapacitated even further would be devastating. I’ll have to be patient and take each day as it comes, and remain positive and hopeful that this episode will soon be behind me. I wish you all a good weekend.

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