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, November 13, 2011

No more ice-cream sundaes

Having Parkinson's my appetite is often very poor, and I can easily go without a meal here or there. Aware of how important a balanced nutritional diet is, I try not to skip meals and pay close attention when I feel I don't want to eat anything. I make sure I eat something, however little, just as long as it's food, but somewhere during the past few months, I must have unconsciously given myself permission to eat ice cream sundaes when nothing else appears appetizing to me. Having no large mirror in our house, when visiting friends yesterday, I was horrified to catch a glimpse of myself in their full length mirror! I suddenly realised that I may not be eating that much, but the ice-cream sundaes were certainly making their existence known. So today is a new day, and no more sundaes for me! Finding the right balance is obviously harder said than done.  

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