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, December 28, 2012

Find a Neurologist

On the National Parkinson's Foundation site, I found an article that appeared in the October issue of the journal 'Neurology' and Willis and colleagues address an issue that I have written about for two years now. From personal experience, I strongly believe that a Parkinson's patient should be seen on a regular basis by the same neurologist, enabling a base line to be made upon the first appointment and further visits reveal a true and clear picture, especially if there is any deterioration or adverse affects of medications. Seeing a neurologist who has experience with Parkinson's is the best scenario and has a huge beneficial impact on the patient and caregiver, ultimately resulting in better care, quality of life and improved survival. I have been under the same neurologist for nearly 6 years now, and know that he notices the slightest change, and it's thanks to his care and knowledge that I'm in the condition I am today. I dread to think what I would be like now, had I not been so fortunate to be placed in his care. If you need a hip replacement you would see an orthopaedic surgeon, and a cataract would require an ophthalmic surgeon. So why would you not go to a neurologist when you are dealing with Parkinson's'?  To me it's common sense!

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