When Identity is Withdrawn

I am a Writer for ‘The Parkinson’s Experience’ global community. Identity is a significant subject for people living with a chronic health disease/illness or disability. For some, the chronic health problem or disability is with them from birth.  In those cases the person’s identity, as being someone living with a chronic health problem or disability, […]

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Parkinson’s is a Moon Walk

I am a Writer for ‘The Parkinson’s Experience‘ global community. Something that I have become aware of, since being diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease, is that there is nobody in my life to teach me how to ‘do’ Parkinson’s Disease!  Throughout my life there have been my parents, family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, employers, trainers […]

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Be An Influencer

I am a Writer for ‘The Parkinson’s Experience’  global community.  Can it already be mid-way through January?  With the festive season already behind us, many of us will have made an effort toward our New Year’s Resolutions.  Some may have made a great in-roads, while others may already be lambasting themselves as a failure.  At […]

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Festive Tears on Standby

I am a Writer for ‘The Parkinson’s Experience’ global community. For me, this has been a landmark year.  With the high points including the many fun gatherings with family and friends, making wonderful new friends, a move to focusing on developing my writing career, taking up new study,  achieving a long sought diagnosis for my […]

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Hello and Thank You! Wow!

Hello Readers! I’m pleased to announce that this is my 100th Blog post! I just checked my data for who is reading my Blog and I was amazed at how far spread around the world you all are! As at 15th November 2017, my readers are based in the following countries: UK USA Australia Canada […]

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How to Slow Time Down

One afternoon over this last weekend, I sat outside The Flying Goose Café in the wonderful antiques centre in my village, with Aunty Ann; my other-half’s lovely Aunt.  The café offered me welcome respite from trying to walk with the pain and difficulty caused by Parkinson’s.  We sat outside, in the rear garden area of the antiques centre and enjoyed a […]

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A ‘Can Do’ Attitude

The reactions of people in my life, to news of my diagnosis of Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease, has been that of great support.  I am indeed lucky to find such kindness offered to me at a time of some reasonable trepidation.  It never really occurred to me, though, how difficult it may be for people to know […]

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