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.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tremendous Response

After writing a recent article for The Huffington Post, entitled "What triggers Parkinson's Disease" I received many e-mails from people all over the world, with similar stories to my own. Most of the accounts described some form of surgery or serious illness, that had caused hospitalisation, trauma to the body and emotional well-being, along with long recuperation (understandably with little physical activity whilst recovering) and then within a short period of time the first symptoms appearing, eventually leading to a diagnosis of Parkinson's. Firstly thank you to all those who took the time to write to me; and I hope that someone involved in Parkinson's research has picked up this idea / reasoning, or maybe there is already data being collected along these lines. It can't be purely co-incidence to find so many people with similar reports and thoughts on what triggers Parkinson's. If you have a similar story to tell and you would like to share it, please leave a comment below.

1 comment:

  1. Elaine,
    I agree with the point that PD can be triggered
    by other medical procedures.
    I had a series of intravenous dye injections prior to photo scans while being investigated for failing eyesight.
    Shortly after this I developed Parkinson's symptoms which progressed at a lively rate.
    As with vaccinations, any medical/chemical injections may have unforeseen and serious side effects.
    Be aware!
    Best Wishes,