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.

Monday, November 5, 2012


Sorry guys, but today’s hot topic is bras! Front fastening bras to be precise – so you may want to skip this blog if you’re male! I promise tomorrow’s blog will be gender free! Having Parkinson’s, dexterity in ones fingers is seriously compromised, not to mention a lack of range of motion in shoulders and arms – hence doing up a bra that fastens at the back requires some assistance. I cannot manage this seemingly simple act, and have to enlist the help of my husband or daughter. I need to be quick in the mornings, (which is easier said than done for anyone with PD) to catch one of my family before they disappear off to work, leaving me in my pyjamas for the entire day, which is neither a nice feeling nor a pleasant sight. I was surprised and disappointed when going into some of the well-known major stores in London who have underwear departments with a large selection, including the helpful services of professional fitters; for there were no front fastening bras suitable for a Parkinson’s patient. There were of course maternity bras – but I think I'm pretty well past the point of needing one of these. The only front fastening bras they could offer had from 6 to 8 tiny hooks down the front, which require great dexterity and made the bra into some huge cumbersome apparel. I have yet to find a front fastening bra that is simple and easy for someone with Parkinson’s to manage alone. Maybe manufacturers should think of creating something to fill this need, for I'm sure there must be a market – I can’t be the only one!!!

1 comment:

  1. Even tho I am a man, I seen my wife put her bras on back to front. She then does the buttons up in the front, then revolves the bras with the buttons to the back and then puts the shoulder straps on. Could this solve the problem to all women with PD. I would find the answer interesting. Have a nice day.