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, March 13, 2012

Stress Alert!

I have always heard and read about how stress and worry can exacerbate Parkinson’s, but it wasn't till recently when I was under some pretty heavy emotional stress (self-imposed I have to admit) that I fully understood how detrimental it is. In the space of just one week, my condition severely deteriorated at an alarming speed. I began to wonder if I had pushed the disease into an advanced stage and wouldn't return to where I was a week earlier. Thankfully once I realised what was happening, and  the stressful episode came to an end, I began to feel a little better, and after a few days I have returned more or less to how I was last week. I now realise how dangerous emotional stress can be for a Parkinson’s patient. Although stress can’t always be avoided in life, it is important to comprehend the extensive damage it can cause.

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