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, August 14, 2015

Keeping up with Constant Changes

Living with a long term chronic illness, (and I live with two!) really pushes one to the limit and I find my husband and I are on a constant learning curve as both diseases progress. How can anyone prepare you for what lays ahead? The only thing one can predict, is the unpredictability of both diseases.

Just when we think we understand and change our mind-set to accommodate lifestyle changes, something new happens and throws a spanner in the works. Being flexible to an altering situation that effects one’s daily life is imperative. Unusual circumstances can present difficulties that you hadn’t even thought about. It can be something as simple as brushing your hair.

I keep my hair long, as this way I can neatly tie it back and don’t have the worry and inconvenience of visiting the hairdresser every six weeks or so. I recently realised I’m unable to brush my hair properly, and with a full thick head of long hair, if not brushed thoroughly, I could end up looking like I’ve been pulled through a hedge backwards! Not a good look for anyone! So it was off to the hairdresser this week to have a new shorter manageable hairstyle. Life is all about changes and going with the flow. 

My latest article in The Huffington Post is dedicated to my dear mother-in-law who passed away a few days ago, and shall be very much missed.

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