Pick Your Fight Wisely

I was thinking, today, about the extra financial costs that come from being a person with a disability.  I had received a small catalogue of helpful mobility items and useful … Continue reading Pick Your Fight Wisely

Being a Case Study

I arrived with a good twenty minutes to spare.  It had started to rain, as I drove into the tiny double-level car park.  I found a little bit of chaos … Continue reading Being a Case Study

Doctors in Training

It’s 1am and I am sitting at my desk in quiet contemplation.  In a little under ten hours, I will be the focus of attention for a number of Junior … Continue reading Doctors in Training

Talking Parkinson’s

In the Parkinson’s community that is Parkinson’s Road; a Facebook based global support group that I write for and co-facilitate, the subject of communication between people with Parkinson’s and those … Continue reading Talking Parkinson’s

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 … Continue reading One Year On

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 … Continue reading Taking a Meaningful Risk

We Stepped Through the Screen

Meeting people that you know online, in-person for the first time, can be quite daunting. Many people will be used to this scenario either through work or through online dating. … Continue reading We Stepped Through the Screen

Let’s Get Physical

Over the last week, I did something rather extraordinary, for me!  I signed up to membership of our local Leisure Centre! I now have access to use of all of … Continue reading Let’s Get Physical

You Are Not Alone

“Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.” – Brene Brown. As a co-facilitator of a support group and support community for people with Parkinson’s, I see that one of the … Continue reading You Are Not Alone

Morning Has Broken.

Morning Has Broken: My phone alarm goes off at 6.45am, every day; it’s time to take my medication.  This week, the sultry, velvet voice of Ella Fitzgerald singing ‘Summertime’, in a duet with … Continue reading Morning Has Broken.

Parkinson’s Meds Side Effects

One of the subjects that people with Parkinson’s have both experience of and opinion about is that of side effects caused by medication.  The possible side effects of short and … Continue reading Parkinson’s Meds Side Effects