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, February 22, 2019

Anne Hathaway

Contacting someone famous can be difficult if not impossible, so I thought I’d try through my blog. Nothing ventured – nothing gained. Being a fan of Anne Hathaway I have probably seen everything she’s appeared in and have watched her career grow over the years. 

Seeing the film “Love & Other Drugs” (which was made a few years ago) particularly moved me for obvious reasons. I could relate to the character Anne Hathaway portrays, having Young Onset Parkinson’s, diagnosed at age 44. 

I wanted to let Anne know how well she portrayed the character. I see this film not merely as entertaining but bringing greater awareness of this terrible disease to the general public who mostly think it’s an “old people’s” disease, where as in the film, Anne Hathaway clearly brings home the message that Parkinson’s can strike at a young age. 

Like the character in the film, I also feel ridden with guilt as I need my husband more than he needs me. There were many raw truths that hit home, and it was hard to swallow some of the scenarios on screen, that I live daily. 

Thank you, Anne, for taking on this role which was far from glamorous. I’m sorry you didn't win an award for your marvelous performance, but I can assure you, that you won a place in many hearts from those who suffer from or take care of someone with Parkinson. Bringing this subject matter into the limelight and onto the big screen makes you a winner, and wish you continued success with your career.


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  3. My symptoms started at the age of 47. My fingers on my left hand were stiff and difficult to move. People noticed that my walk was not normal. I was often asked if I was hurt. I noticed nothing different about my walk. It was difficult getting up from a chair and getting out of a car. I was diagnosed a year later, it was the onset of tremors starting in my right hand that caused my other symptoms to be recognized as Parkinson's. I am now 58. With the new herbal medicine I purchased from Dr Fredrick was my only way to get fast relief from this PD, his herbal supplement effectively reversed my Parkinson's disease condition and alleviated all my symptoms. for more help contact him via email: drfredrick95@gmail.com

  4. Hi Elaine, I hope you are doing OK and coping with the PD. In your Huffington Post article about clawed toes, you mentioned that Sheryl Klingelhofer's exercises helped you. Are they still helping, and if so, could you playlist or specify which videos helped? Thank so much!