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.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Listen to your body

You know yourself better than anyone, but occasionally, like a horse wearing blinkers, only able to see what is straight ahead, we all need a loved one, someone who really cares, to point out things we may not be able to see. As a patient, seeing the entire picture isn't always possible and Parkinson’s, like so many other diseases, presents many symptoms and complex problems. Advice from those who are walking the same path, either as a patient or a caregiver, can offer invaluable insight. I was diagnosed five years ago with PD, and feel I am on a constant learning curve, always gleaning new information, tips and thoughts of how to improve my quality of life. There are sometimes people that know nothing about PD but simply want to give advice, so I politely listen, and only take note of input I consider worthy. My spirit still feels young, able to battle and conquer anything, yet my body is not willing, and try as I might I cannot keep up the pace I have been running at during the past year. The most important thing to me is my family and friends, whom I hold dear, and I want to be here for them. So I have made a decision to cut back on some of my activities that have spiralled into a sort of crusade since my book came out. I will continue to write my blog, for I know this is being read around the world, and I shall complete writing my third book which I am three quarters of the way through writing. I think we all have to make decisions in life to focus on what is important, and where ones energies and time are best spent. Being in hospital recently was a wakeup call for me, so my blinkers are off and I can see the entire picture much clearer now.  

1 comment:

  1. As always, you have hit the nail on the head...listen people it is true for all of us