A Conservative Error

To our Tory PM, with dismay. I find myself wracked with disgust. Your team’s letter arrived here today. The contents are simply unjust. Your Government must simply not know, Parkinson’s Disease has no cure. Many symptoms are hidden from show. Each day is a trial to endure. My neurologist saw me last week. He assessed my symptoms with skill. He observed my movement and my … Continue reading A Conservative Error

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My Parkinson’s Review

As many of my readers who are, themselves, living with Parkinson’s will know, we patients have to attend a regular consultation with our Neurologists to discuss how we have been doing and to monitor for disease progression.  Today, I attended my second review appointment.  This time, to help save me a longer journey to Ipswich Hospital, my Neurologist offered to see me at the very … Continue reading My Parkinson’s Review

Deciding to Accept Parkinson’s

“The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be.  The more I accept, the more serene I am.” – Michael J. Fox. One of the most common difficulties that I see, in other people with Parkinson’s, is frustration.  Indeed, I see this in myself at times, too.  Frustration that comes from having expectations we cannot fulfil.  We may expect to be able … Continue reading Deciding to Accept Parkinson’s

Autumn’s Pleasant Presence

The winding pathway reveals the passage of time with aplomb Portraying nature’s cycles on its paved and pitted surface Each season’s portrait depicted in perfect detail None so priceless as the pathway in pure gold leaf. Autumn rainfall pours into potholes of impure puddles The plip, the plop, the splatter and the pattering of rain While pleasing breezes push away the clouds Plentiful golden leaves … Continue reading Autumn’s Pleasant Presence

When Identity is Withdrawn

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, is more likely to be formed earlier in life.  Here, the person has to encounter the reactions of people as … Continue reading When Identity is Withdrawn