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, February 19, 2012

Identifying Pain

Parkinson's patients experience a certain amount of pain, some easily explained such as muscular and other pains not entirely explicable. Having Gaucher and Parkinson's disease puts me in a unique position (believe me, I would far rather not be quite so unique!) in experiencing two completely different sets of pains which I can generally distinguish between. I had a tooth ache some years ago, which reflected down into the jaw bone for a few days. I made an appointment with the dentist, but the following day the pain mysteriously abated. I didn't cancel my appointment for fear that the pain would surely return. The next day I went to the dentist, even though the pain still had not returned. Our wonderful dentist, who I trust implicitly, checked thoroughly but could find no explanation why the pain had suddenly appeared and then magically disappeared. There seemed to be nothing wrong at all, so I returned home, and several years have now passed and this tooth has never bothered me since! Should you have Gaucher or Parkinson’s, or incredibly lucky enough to have both like me (I say this with great sarcasm!), bear in mind it could very well be an inexplicable pain not related to your teeth at all. I found an article about pain with Parkinson's and after reading it, wanted to share it with you here.

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