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.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Losing weight

Difficulty in swallowing is a very unpleasant feeling and a symptom of Parkinson's that requires one to keep calm. I was advised when eating to take small bites and not to overload my fork. Choking on food or even one's saliva is a scary situation, and as soon as you let panic take over, naturally the whole episode becomes even worse. Eating foods that go down easily such as yoghurt, makes things easier. Having no sense of smell, and now my taste buds are also diminishing, hence food is less appetizing to me, and it's easy to skip meals. The less interested in food, due to no smell or taste not to mention the scary sensation of choking, all naturally promote weight loss. Losing weight at first might seem great, getting rid of excess kilos that with little work slip away effortlessly. You may initially feel good and fit into your clothes much better, but this is a dangerous line to cross. The stomach also becomes accustomed to receiving less food, and the loss of weight can escalate and get out of control, which can possibly lead to other complications. Pay attention that you eat and don't miss meals. Try and eat a well balanced meal, and keep an eye on your weight. 


  1. i used herbalife shakes, increased my protein intake and decreased my calories and lost 20 lbs in less than a month. I love the taste of the shakes and found such a perfect fit for me any my lifestyle.You should check them out.

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