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, May 11, 2012

A test of friendship

I spoke of family relationships in previous blog entries, but often friends have a hard time dealing with Parkinson’s too, even though they don’t liver under the same roof. I am constantly astonished by some people who have no tolerance or empathy, and would rather cut off relations than deal with (in their eyes) an unpleasant situation. This shows poor character indeed, for none of us know what the future holds in store, and anyone can be struck down with ill health. Unfortunately with Parkinson’s, and let’s be brutally honest here, the situation isn't going to improve, unless the miracle we've all been waiting for suddenly materialises. Parkinson’s being a degenerative disease, makes it very hard for family and friends to see the changes that slowly take place transforming someone they loved dearly into a façade of the person they once knew. Some friends stay committed, but others make a dive for the door and keep running, not even looking back to see if they have hurt or insulted anyone’s feelings. I wish them well, and hope they never know what it is to lose one’s good health.

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