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, January 2, 2015

A New Year

We wave goodbye to 2014, as a new year gives us the opportunity of making a fresh start; new year’s resolutions and renewed hope for a better year ahead. Looking back over the past year, makes us take stock of all we have accomplished, both happy and sad events that have touched our lives and special memories we’ve made that warm our heart.

Good health is a precious gift and not to be abused or taken lightly. I would give anything to be healthy and rid of the two diseases that are intent on governing my life. Just think ……. I’d have nothing to blog about!!!

Most people living with Parkinson’s like myself, suffer the annoying problem of constipation which is an unavoidable result caused by several factors. Many Parkinson’s medications cause constipation, especially pain killers, a poor diet along with a lack of mobility, and the intestinal track working slowly due to the disease itself. So I’m reduced like many of you, to taking laxatives on a regular basis. I hear you…..this is more information that you need to know! However, I believe in speaking out in an honest manner, and tackling issues head on, even of a personal nature or that are deemed embarrassing. In this way, fellow sufferers will know they are not alone. Reading the paper that accompanied the plastic bottle of laxative, I laughed out loud, for it was written; “Shake well before use”. No problem here, I thought, I’ve got Parkinson’s for goodness sake, shaking well, is one of the things I do best !

Don’t let your illness define you; allow your strength and courage to shine through. Let’s make 2015 a year to remember, be pro-active, do everything within your power to live the best possible life you can. May this be the year for great scientific breakthroughs, creating better medications and the illusive cure that we all cling to for hope. Wishing you all a healthy and happy New Year!

"It’s a no win situation!" Please take a moment to read my latest article in:               The Huffington Post

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