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.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Appreciate what you have

I look about me, and despite being in pain most of the time, suffering the indignities that Parkinson's has so generously thrown my way, I feel content. When I say "generously"  needless to say I mean this with great sarcasm. My dry British sense of humour still intact has become an important tool for dealing with every day difficulties. As strange as this may sound, on a good day, I am able to put aside my illnesses and see the good things that have been bestowed upon me. With a loving attentive husband by my side, who deserves a medal for putting up with my health issues which disrupt our lives, and a daughter any mother would be proud of; what more could I ask for? Focusing on what's important, it's not hard to realise, I have everything I could ever want or need. That is everything except good health. But who knows maybe the day will come when Parkinson's can be extinguished from our lives, and the fiery intensity with which it devours the body and mind will be doused and put out for good. So, feeling like it's going to be a good day, I have decided just for today I will see no PD, hear no PD or speak of PD. 

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