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, June 30, 2013

Distinguishing pain

I was able once, to determine which pain belonged to which disease, but of late, it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish the different pains which seem to be converging on one another. A doctor will often ask a patient to describe what a pain feels like; is it a sharp pain, a throbbing dull ache, constant or intermittent, only upon moving, or even when motionless, in one specific spot or does it radiate outwards? It is important to explain as best you can, the pain you are experiencing to your doctor, which will help him/her to understand and how to best help you.

The pain I am experiencing at present is acute, rendering my left arm useless.  This makes typing extremely difficult, in fact it makes everything challenging. Getting dressed unaided is not possible and even getting in and out of the car creates problems. I am sorry I cannot write any more this morning, but hope you'll join me again tomorrow, when hopefully it will be a better day.

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