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 16, 2013

Naughty but nice

A girl friend of mine, after reading my article on The Huffington Post about  "Sexuality and Disability" very thoughtfully bought me an item of clothing. I wont go into details, but just let's say it's to sleep in and is made from a slippery silky fabric, something naughty but nice. I'll leave the rest to your imagination! I'm not telling you this as a sensational bit of gossip, but actually as a very helpful tip. Anyone suffering Parkinson's knows how difficult it can be moving in bed, especially first thing in the morning when rigidity along with painfully sore muscles have set in during the night. Several people with Parkinson's told me that putting silk sheets on the bed makes it easier to move. To be honest I've never fancied sleeping on silky slippery sheets, and to start buying new bedding is not in our budget right now, however wearing silky nightwear has the same effect, enabling me to move with less difficulty. This is just a simple suggestion that might help someone in the same position. Now this doesn't just apply only to you ladies out there, but also to any men who have Parkinson's - for you too can wear silky pajamas which will help you move in bed with less effort. If you have any good ideas or useful tips, please do write to me or leave a comment on this blog, so that we can all share any helpful information that might make life just a little easier.

1 comment:

  1. Elaine, I have heard of many things in my life as a blogging grandma, but silky nightwear to enable someone with Parkinson's to slide about in bed, conjures up wonderful thoughts. As always, I admire your openness in sharing so much with others in the same position as you. It takes guts, my dear.

    Jill Sadowsky