Did you know that every hour, one person in Britain is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease? This astonishing figure is truly shocking. What the statistics are for the USA and other countries, I dare not imagine. Those who are fortunate not to have their lives touched by Parkinson's, take little notice and with complacency think this debilitating degenerative disease happens to other people and wont affect them. In life, nothing is for sure, we cannot predict the future, and as much as we take care of ourselves, eating healthily, staying active exercising regularly, this will not protect you. There are certain cases, such as my own, that are hereditary, but the vast numbers of Parkinson's patients do not fall into this category. Therefore the unknown factor that causes Parkinson's remains a mystery, and no one can be sure it will not happen to them. I do not mean to alarm anyone, but merely to wake up those who think Parkinson's is a disease attacking only the elderly and something that happens to other people. Those "other people" could one day (heaven forbid) become your worst nightmare, attacking someone you know, a family member, a friend or even YOU!
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, September 29, 2013
Posted by Parkinson's, shaken, not stirred at 7:00 AM