Month: June 2018

One Year On

Today is a day with some considerable meaning, for me.  It was exactly one year ago, today, that I met with my Neurologist and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.  On that day I felt a mixture of relief at finally getting the clarity of a conclusive diagnosis after a twenty year search for answers, versus…

The Empty Cupboard

The Empty Cupboard. One dark and murky winter’s night, Our cheeky Pam did have a fright. Her cupboard was empty of gin and rum, Her plans were scuppered; there’d be no fun. But Pam was a wise and wily bird, She’d hid a second and a third. From beneath a cushion she found a treasure,…

Taking a Meaningful Risk

“Depart from discretion, when it interferes with duty.” – Hannah More. One of the aspects of being a person with Parkinson’s, that others may not consider, is just how difficult it is to tell others that you have Parkinson’s; particularly those closest to you.  For some, the decision to disclose the diagnosis can be an…