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.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

An entire year

This past year has been a journey of sorts and it is exactly 12 months since I began writing my blog on 6th September 2011, with the purpose of offering support and comfort to fellow sufferers and caregivers or anyone going through difficult health issues. Talking candidly and honestly I hope I have made you smile, helped in some small way, so that you realise you are not alone. Keep positive, and never give up the fight, and let’s hope and pray that a cure is not too far away. My intention has been to reach those who for whatever reason are not able, or do not have access to join a support group. Knowing you are not alone in your daily struggles with a debilitating disease is important to us all. What I didn't realise when reaching out and getting people’s attention worldwide, was that surprisingly like a boomerang, I would receive support in return. I am truly thankful to all who have read my blog and made contact with me. Your presence, be it through a computer screen, has been felt, appreciated and indeed an unexpected wonderful gift. Thank you! I shall carry on writing my blog and look forward to continue sharing my journey with you all.


  1. I'm so glad you invited other persons with chronic illnesses. I have SLE, or lupus, as my primary chronic illness, diagnosed at last in 1988. I've had ups and downs, and have learned much from other people. I take Plaquenil once a day, otherwise I have no other meds specifically for lupus.
    I also have asthma, CHE, diabetes type one, and Sjogren's syndrome. (Dry mouth)
    My blog about lupus is: theladywithlupus.blogspot.com

  2. Dear Elaine,
    Happy anniversary on your blog writing and to all the help that you give to people all around the world. May you write for a long time to come, giving support and comfort to many people with your special happy gene. May people be inspired by you and make them happy by reading your blog each day and being part of this special community that you have brought together by your Humor and Kindness. Thank you very much for you, being you.