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, April 8, 2012

Finding the right balance

Talking with a fellow Parkinson’s sufferer, we both agreed upon the importance of finding the right balance between accepting diagnosis along with the limitations and changes that continually manifest, whilst still maintaining cheerful and positive putting up a fight refusing Parkinson’s to rule the day. Finding this delicate balance is not easy, but we both seem to be doing the best we can. Talking with someone who is going through the same dramatic life changing events, whether it is bereavement, divorce, or in my case chronic illness, support is immensely valuable. Support groups are a very important resource, but if logistically it’s not possible to attend, this is where Internet communication saves the day. I am in contact with many PD sufferers around the world, creating a web of support. It may not be quite the same as sitting in a room with other people, but we are there for each other at the click of a mouse.

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