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, October 22, 2012

A comfortable bed

The comfort or lack of, our regular bed at home leaves much to be desired, despite being an extremely high quality orthopaedic mattress. As the Parkinson's progresses, and with the additional problems of Gaucher, my sleep is far from restful or comfortable, and moving positions in bed or getting up unaided is becoming increasingly difficult. Having flown recently for a family wedding and speaking engagement - experiencing the comfort of the electric adjustable seats in business class, made me start to think what we could do to improve my quality and comfort of sleeping at home in our own bed. This prompted in-depth research into electronic/adjustable beds. The price range and different variations on offer are vast, from the extremely expensive with a wide array of possible positions - to the simple version and less expensive, but equally effective. Although each mattress of a double bed has to naturally be separate enabling each person to individually adjust their side of the bed to a suitable position, the two mattresses are in fact held together within a frame ensuring that the bed functions as a double bed, especially for those who still like to snuggle up or spoon! There are many companies making such beds, and searching on the Internet, you're sure to find a company in your area. Although this is an expensive purchase, I believe it is money well spent.


  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about some factors in finding a comfortable bed. You're right, there are various options featured on the Web nowadays!

  2. A comfortable bed helps lower anxiety and improves health. Moreover, we can sleep for longer hours that help our body fully recharge.