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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Getting a kick start

When walking, and I use the term very loosely, for it's more of a slow shuffle, I occasionally come to a grinding halt. It's as if someone has put on the brakes for me without asking my permission. The first time this happened, it was the strangest feeling, but it is now common place and part of my ever changing life. Normally my husband or daughter give me a little gentle kick behind the heel of my left foot and this forces me forward and I continue walking. It's a bit like giving a kick start to an old car! Someone told me recently that they use a verbal command which usually does the job. I have not heard of this before, but shall certainly give it a go. I think exchanging tips and good ideas is wonderful. Sometimes the smallest of things can make a difference. My PD meds are spaced at various intervals during the day and I was having terrible difficulty in remembering to take them a the right time. My daughter came up with a great solution, by putting an alarm on my mobile phone (which is always with me) reminding me to take my pills at the right time. If anyone has any helpful tips - do share them.

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