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, June 28, 2012

Noticeable changes

If you are a Parkinson’s patient, have you noticed a change in your own character? I can’t find any information about this subject, and doctors don’t seem to make much of it, but it’s an interesting change that my family and I have noticed. I don’t know if it’s Parkinson’s or the medications – but there are definite changes. I'm still the same person I have always been; my fundamental core has not changed, but I'm talking of small changes that may seem irrelevant to the medical field, but to the patient are very noticeable. The first change I noticed was that my taste in clothes, bags and shoes had drastically changed. My taste in food has also been affected, and I prefer to eat simple meals; foods that don’t contain too many ingredients, and steer clear away from anything containing preservatives, colourings, flavourings or any other additives.  I was always afraid of speaking in public, and yet for the past year I have been speaking in front of audiences whether it be a couple of hundred people or more; the number does not phase me, and so focused on getting the message across by telling my story, I am not nervous and feel quite comfortable as if I have been doing this my entire life. Much to the surprise of my family I can now watch a horror film without covering my eyes and having nightmares for the following week. I have to admit that horror films are still not my cup of tea, but it is interesting that I am now able to watch without jumping off my seat or running into the other room. If you are a doctor who can explain these changes or a patient who is experiencing similar affects – I’d love to hear from you.

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