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.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Botox be banished

Anyone like myself born with a chronic disease, has more than likely had their fair share of operations and procedures. I would therefore never choose to have surgery, and wonder what goes through the minds of those who are blessed with good health, yet don't think twice about having plastic surgery, when in fact nothing is medically wrong.

Plastic or elective surgery has never appealed to me, and I find it hard to understand why anyone would want extra fat injected into their lips or have Botox injections. I saw a lady who could hardly smile or make any facial expressions, her skin stretched so tight, not a wrinkle or line in sight. Looking like some aged Barbie doll, she may as well have been wearing a neon sign above her head telling everyone how she longed to be young again. Taking a closer look at her expressionless face, it suddenly occurred to me that she had unwittingly created a Parkinson's like mask, which I'm only too familiar with. Why would anyone want to look this way? If you have Parkinson's and suffer from "masking" - who needs Botox?

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