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.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Don't end up on your butt!

They say most accidents happen in the home, and having Parkinson’s I am very wary of falling on my butt, particularly in the bathroom. A broken hip or leg is the last thing I need! There are several things that one can do to make things a little safer, such as “anti-slip mats” on the bathroom floor which provide a slip resistant surface. “Grab bars” are a great idea providing stability and support when standing or sitting. I have found a long handled bath brush invaluable since having limited range of motion, and is most helpful reaching my feet or back. Also “wash mits” are helpful when losing dexterity in ones hands. If you are renovating a bathroom, think about putting a permanent bench (built into the shower area) which provides a safe and good place to sit whilst showering. If anyone has other useful suggestions, I would love to hear.

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