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, March 26, 2013

Medical marijuana

One of the many symptoms of Parkinson's is pain - some of which is understandable, but much of the pain is inexplicable, leaving the patient in constant misery. Latest research has revealed that genetic factors may be able to explain such pain, and new understanding will enable a unique treatment to be available. According to a recently published research paper in "The European Journal of Pain", variations of functions were observed regarding pain connecting to cannabis-like substances in the brain. The results of the Neurology Department reported that the results support the treatment of Parkinson's patients using medical marijuana. Further research is going ahead, looking into the use of cannabis for pain relief. A large percentage of Parkinson's patients suffer from unexplained pain, and if this symptom can be relieved, the quality of life will certainly be increased. The medical cannabis can be administered by liquid, (not dissimilar to an eye dropper bottle), thereby ensuring the precise amount is given by the exact number of drops administered under the tongue, for the optimum dosage according to each patient. Constant pain is very draining, and as the findings suggest, this could well be a future option for some patients.

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