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.

Friday, September 6, 2013

It's been 2 years!

Today will be 2 years exactly since I started writing a daily blog on 6th September 2011. To mark this second year, as I did last year, the entire entries of my blog will be made into a book, which you will be able to download FREE from Smashwords.com. As soon as it is up on-line and available, I will let you know. My intention all along has been to offer support to those who find themselves in the same position as myself and to educate, bringing greater awareness to Gaucher, a rare disease most have not heard of, and Parkinson's, a common disease that hits millions around the world. I have tried to inject some humour as having Gaucher and Parkinson's is far from a picnic, and hope you have enjoyed and learnt something along the way. I would like to thank each of you for joining me on this journey, but don’t worry for it is far from over, and tomorrow is a new day. I will continue to write and be an advocate for both diseases for as long as I am able. One day I will no doubt have to hang up the two hats I hypothetically wear, but not just yet. I still have much to do, so join me, and together we'll make it through another day. One day at a time, step by step - this is the voyage in life I've been assigned. I didn't choose this path, it rather chose me. 

May this coming year be a better one for us all, healthier, happy and who knows, maybe a cure for Parkinson's is closer than we think.

It is once again Friday and the weekend is upon us. My latest article on The Huffington Post is about "Who takes care of the caregiver?

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