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, June 24, 2012

A hard task

Being a caregiver is probably one of the hardest tasks I can think of. To stand by helplessly watching as this rotten disease grabs hold of a loved one, is a heart-breaking role to play. Trying to comprehend and understand what someone is going through on a daily basis is far from easy. Accepting this unexpected and uninvited position in life, which changes plans for the future and throws everything awry, yet being able to continue loving unconditionally whilst caring for a spouse who’s suffering a degenerative disease takes great heart and shows immense dedication. Today is the birthday of a brave lady who in difficult circumstances found great inner strength, courage, loyalty and showed true grit. The heroic lady I speak of is my sister-in-law who tirelessly cared for my brother until he passed away. I am sure that many people, although not knowing you personally, have walked in your shoes and would want to join me in wishing you a happy birthday and hope that today you are doing something special that you enjoy. My thoughts and love are with you.


  1. Very nice Elaine, I also would like to wish my good wishes and hoping that everything is alright with you and that you are doing something special today. I still miss him very much.

    1. Once again, Elaine, you've taken my breath away with your beautiful words. When young and faced with hard obstacles, we tend not to think of the challenges required to solve those circumstances; we feel so young and capable and have the 'just 'get on with it' attitude. We do whatever is necessary to solve them. Then we get older and the ego won't/tends not to allow us to feel incapable of overcoming whatever is thrown at us. For once we feel incapable, we are lost - as well as all hope. That is the last thing anyone should be willing to give up on, hope. Thank you for your kind and loving words. I have been just one of millions of like-minded caregivers.