Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

Dancing in the Rain: Lessons Learned on my Personal Journey with PD (more at www.PDPlan4Life.com) Copyright 2013-5 Sheryl Jedlinski

Swimming through life “in any damn lane we choose”

by Sheryl Jedlinski When I posted my story, “Make my day,” it elicited the Facebook equivalent of a standing ovation. My victory over a bully who was determined not to … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

Make my day

By Sheryl Jedlinski My first day back swimming laps since my bout with pneumonia did not go according to plan. I arrived at the pool to find that all of … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 7 Comments

Wag your tail  

By Sheryl Jedlinski My son and daughter-in-law put their dog down today. She was 13-1/2 years old (elderly for a “big” dog), and had a list of chronic ailments that … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

My hospital stay was not as I expected

By Sheryl Jedlinski During my six hours in the emergency room (ER) waiting to be assigned an in-patient room, it was apparent to me that doctors have become an endangered … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Awareness + Acceptance = Empowerment

As Parkinson’s Awareness Month comes to a close, we are reminded that this is not the end of our work, but rather the foundation upon which we will build another … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

My doc makes my worries disappear

By Sheryl Jedlinski My visits to Cindy, my Movement Disorders Specialist, are as much about my emotional and mental health as anything else. My most recent visit was no exception. … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Surviving the emergency room

By Sheryl Jedlinski By the time my doctor sent me to the hospital emergency room (ER) for a chest x-ray and an evaluation, I had a persistent fever, a horrible … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 9 Comments

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

By Sheryl Jedlinski As far back as I can remember, I have taken pride in being strong, confident, and independent. Take the year I sold almost 200 boxes of Girl … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Creating memories for our grandchildren

Grandchildren are parents’ reward for raising children of our own. We begin anticipating the arrival of grandchildren from the day we learn that our kids are getting married. We dream … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

When is it time to give up cooking?

by Sheryl Jedlinski A friend of mine had just started cooking ramen noodles for dinner when she had a sudden urge to pee – not an uncommon occurrence among people with … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Many reasons to be hopeful as we ring in 2015

As we prepare to ring in the New Year, I am hopeful that 2015 will bring us closer than ever to new treatments and drug delivery methods that could potentially … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Me, an athlete?

Ever since I paired a wearable personal activity tracker with my walking sticks, I’ve more than doubled my speed and stamina. Strangers who see me clipping along stop me on the street and tell … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Give thanks to “the village people”

Helping people with Parkinson’s disease live well longer takes a village working tirelessly towards a single goal. This Thanksgiving, on behalf of the millions whose lives have been touched by … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

Celebrating life’s milestones with a cause

I met my friend Claudia when she was passionately encouraging others to take part in Parkinson’s research and clinical trials. “When they see a middle-aged woman, mother and wife participating … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 3 Comments
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