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.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

You’re worth it

Having been quite unwell of late, I haven’t been to the hairdresser in a while. You know when you reach that stage of where your hair appears a mess no matter what you do, and you suddenly just can’t stand it a moment longer. Well I had most definitely reached that stage and looking like I’d been pulled through a hedge backwards, decided I couldn't wait one more day. Luckily for me, our hairdresser could see me straight away, and a couple of hours later, I walked out of the salon feeling like a new woman. One’s appearance is very important, and no less so when suffering ill health. There is no reason why a disabled person shouldn't look groomed and well dressed. Although this seemingly frivolous maintenance takes a great deal of effort when ill, it is important for one’s morale and overall well-being. Even if you can’t manage to put make-up on, just a little lipstick can make all the difference. Go ahead and pamper yourself today, whether it’s a haircut, or manicure/pedicure; do something for YOU, because you’re worth it! I shall have to leave you here, as the nurse has just arrived to give me my Gaucher enzyme replacement therapy administered by i.v. Have a good day everyone!

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