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.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Traveling abroad

Traveling abroad is not easy when disabled and before even embarking on a journey, I know what lays in store from previous experience. The last time I flew, was several months after hip surgery; not the best time to make a journey, but sometimes family affairs dictate. Flying economy, there is little space for a healthy nimble person to get in and out of an airline seat, but for someone after hip surgery the difficulties were extreme. Just getting into my seat, required moving and positioning my body in the most detrimental and painful position. The worst part was once all the passengers had settled down, eaten, lights dimmed, and reclined their seats to take a nap. I'm sure everyone has experienced this scenario at one time or another when flying. The person in front of me reclined his chair, subsequently he was virtually laying in my lap, rendering me incapable of moving. Even a contortionist would have to make some pretty impressive moves to extricate oneself from such a confined position. Hence I try to restrict my flying to a minimum. Isn’t that why cruising was invented?


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