Parkinson's has no manners at all. It rudely intrudes without invitation, like the worst type of gatecrasher, who just refuses to leave. But fighting against this unwelcome guest is futile, and so I try to live "with" Parkinson's, but under my own rules. I will not let Parkinson's bring me down and destroy my spirit. I'm a fighter and will defiantly battle on. I have seen people give up, and once they have turned that dangerous corner where susceptibility welcomes hopelessness, it is a short journey to a place of no return.
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, August 7, 2013
Put PD in its place
Posted by Parkinson's, shaken, not stirred at 7:00 AM