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 24, 2012

“Go Anyway”

I spent my youth growing up around boats and sailing was a huge part of my life. Never having suffered from sea sickness, I was surprised that all these years later, the slightest pitching or rolling of the boat along with my lack of balance due to Parkinson’s; I turn a nasty shade of green. Travel pills are not compatible with Parkinson’s medication and so I have tried various other remedies, munching on dry crackers, sipping Coca-Cola, chewing crystallised dried ginger, wearing wrist bands with pressure points – none of which unfortunately helped.  We all have a story to tell, and I have been in contact with many people, who like myself, live with chronic disease, yet have an unbreakable fighting spirit and a sense of humour. I was therefore intrigued to hear of a book written by Lyn Foley entitled: “Go Anyway” which is her story of sailing around the world with her husband who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. A remarkable story of courage and determination about a couple who despite adversity completed what they set out to do. I think there's a little "explorer" and sense of adventure in us all, but some are brave enough to do more than fantasise, and I applaud the Foley's tenacity in fulfilling their dreams.

1 comment:

  1. This is a story of courgage and determination. At the end of your blog today, you wrote:
    "some of us do more than fantasise." I would like to change that to "very, very few of us do more than fantasise."

    You are a remarkable woman, Elaine. Keep it up.

    Jill Sadowsky