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.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
How to clean the floor
When ever I come across some useful tip or advice, I always share and
pass it on. Today for anyone with Parkinson's, I have a non-conventional method of how to
clean your kitchen floor with very little effort. You will need the following items:
1 glass bottle of beer (any beer will do)
1 bucket of water and floor cleaning liquid
1 mop and 1 willing daughter
Firstly make sure your hands are wet, and that it's
almost time for your next pill, ensuring the maximum amount of shaking. Take
one bottle of beer in your weakest hand, and let Parkinson's do the rest. You'd
be amazed at how many shards of sharp glass splatter across the floor from dropping
one small bottle of beer. This is where the remainder of the above-mentioned items are required. Hearing the glass smash (which is a fairly common noise in
our house - thanks to Parkinson's) my daughter came rushing to the scene.
Getting the dog out into the garden was our priority as she is rather partial
to a drop of beer. Maybe she's a distant relative of Beasley who played the dog
in the film "Turner & Hooch" with Tom Hanks. But seriously our
dog doesn't drink beer; at least not when we're around. More importantly we didn't want her getting any glass shards in her
paws. Within minutes my daughter had the situation in hand and we had a clean
kitchen floor. One less bottle of beer, but a sparkling tiled floor! As my
husband says; "There are no problems, only solutions!"
Parkinson's, shaken, not stirred