Tag Archives: Medical

Creating a Distraction

     It’s fair to say that I am in the midst of a particularly bad flare up of Parkinson’s symptoms.  I’ve spent the majority of the last three days in bed; the cocoon of my duvet and the unrequited promise of sleep.  At times, I thought this hostile flare up might never come to an end.  Thankfully, today it

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Preventing the Unnecessary

“Disability is articulated as a struggle, an unnecessary burden that one must overcome to the soundtrack of a string crescendo.  But disabled lives are multi-faceted – brimming with personality, pride, ambition, love, empathy and wit.” – Sinead Burke.        Today my, largely, hidden disability became more visible.  Blatantly so, in fact.  Railings have been installed along the path

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Off the Rails?

“People who don’t see you every day have a hard time understanding how on some days–good days–you can run three miles, but can barely walk across the parking lot on other days,’ [my mom] said quietly.” ― Jennifer Starzec.      This weekend has involved thinking about the bad days.  Parkinson’s has a habit of giving you days when you question

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Decide Upon Your Future Memories

“Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry.” ― Charles Bukowski.      A few days ago, I received a telephone call from from my lovely cousin, telling me that her mum had died!  This was a complete shock, not least of all to my cousin, for her mum had shown no

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A Wet Makeover

“Behind the disability, we have a heart and a mind.” ― Matthew Kenslow.      With the progression of Parkinson’s Disease giving me a powerful kick or three, this year, I have deteriorated more than I had expected and certainly my new neurologist has said that Parkinson’s is now at ‘fast progression’.  Nothing exemplified this better than the number of times

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Nerves and Bananas

  “Always take a banana to a party.” ― Steven Moffat.       The event had been planned for a few months.  Having travelled for around four or five hours to what was a very heavily flooded part of England, we had all finally settled into our hotel on the previous night.  The hotel was comfortable.  As a team of

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Brexit and My Therapy Services

⭐️⭐️⭐️Announcement⭐️⭐️⭐️ Please note that I am currently not taking any new referrals for my therapy services. I hope this will be a temporary situation. As most people who know about me are aware, I have Parkinson’s Disease. This is managed by medication and so I am able to continue working. I have been advised, by the NHS, that my Parkinson’s

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Breaking the Chain

     I have just been compiling my medication for the week ahead, into my medication dispensing boxes; known as dosset boxes.  Today, I am reflecting, with not undue concern, about the risk Brexit places upon the supply chain for my medication.      One aspect that is of major concern for me, on the subject of Brexit, is that

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