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, November 10, 2013

Problems With Commenting

My latest article on The Huffington Post is entitled "Parkinson's Problems WeDon't Talk About". I found it rather ironic that for some peculiar reason, at the end of my piece where one can normally leave a comment, it was written across the page in large black letters "Comments are closed on this entry"! Apparently there were some major problems with their "comments system" and so it wasn't just my article. I received many e-mails with pertinent and valid remarks for people could not leave a comment on The Huffington Post. What a shame for readers out there not to hear what other fellow sufferers and caregivers have to say about a topic, that although far from scintillating, does effect so many around the world.
I unfortunately couldn't put all your comments in today's blog, so chose one that particularly stood out for me. Hereunder is a comment from a remarkable man, and marvellous author J. Conrad Guest:
"My mother's death certificate stated that she died from complications stemming from Parkinson's disease. Basically, her digestive system slowed to the point that the walls of her intestine formed a lesion that eventually caused a blockage. Because of her advanced Parkinson's condition, her doctors advised against surgery, claiming it would serve only to traumatize her and extend her life by only a few days. Thanks, Elaine, for making sure PD sufferers understand the importance of keeping their digestive systems functioning as optimally as they can."

I understand that the "comments section" is now up and running again, so please feel free to leave a comment.

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