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, March 17, 2013

Keeping Occupied

When one is housebound due to ill health, it is vital to keep occupied. When I say keep busy, I don't mean you to go overboard as in moving house, which is taking things to an extreme. Having recently moved home, we've hardly had time to breathe, and only now are things starting to fall into place and some semblance of normality can return. Although it takes me twice as long to get anything done these days, I continue to try and maintain a normal household schedule. I love to cook and bake, and much of my time is spent in the kitchen. Our dog is more than happy to clear up anything I happen to accidentally drop on the floor, which thanks to Parkison's happens frequently, and what husband wouldn't be happy to come home and find a freshly baked cake or cookies. So you can see, I try and keep everyone happy! Writing has become an important part of my daily routine, and has the additional gain of keeping my in touch with fellow sufferers. We try to keep our social life as active as possible, but often by 10 pm. my batteries fade and unlike the energizer bunny who just keeps going, it's as if someone has turned me "off" internally and I'm finished for the day. Finding something that you enjoy and occupies your time during the day, keeps you busy and focused on something apart from Parkinson's; so if you haven't got a hobby or activity, try and find one. It's a good defence at keeping Parkinson's in its place!  

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