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, August 3, 2012

A caregiver’s dreams

A caregiver needs dreams and goals of their own, especially when caring for a spouse or partner who is disabled or chronically ill. The daily drudgery that envelops a caregiver can quash his/her spirit; hence these daydreams and aims are an important focus, providing necessary respite from the constant demands unwittingly placed upon him/her. Even if the dreams don’t evolve into reality, the mere fact that they occupy the caregiver’s mind allows necessary escapism. This is a healthy and intrinsic coping tool for anyone whose life has suddenly taken a turn, and the plans that a couple had once made for the future no longer are a reality. In a situation that can feel overwhelming, a caregiver’s sanity can be preserved by embracing these dreams, having something to hold onto when everything else seems to be out of control and falling apart.


  1. Very insightful and well said! K

  2. Caregivers of the world are remarkable people whose unconditional love for the care receiver sustains them. Too often the contributions of the caregiver are overlooked because of the focus on the patient.

  3. You described the task of a caregiver so well today. But, it is not only the caregiver who deserves a word here. If a caregiver has a difficult and selfish patient, it is far more difficult for him/her to cope. In this case, he has a patient who sees the half full glass always, one who seldom complains, and who always has a smile on her face.