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

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

Invest in Love

My husband, Tony, and I recently combined the formal honeymoon we never had with a private celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary. The inspirational red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, provided … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 15 Comments

Courage and team work help us conquer our fears

Courage took center stage at Chicago’s inaugural Partners in Parkinson’s (PiP) event, sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Abbvie. Not the kind of courage that roars, but the … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Let me answer your PD questions at Partners in Parkinson’s Chicago event

If you or someone you know has burning questions or concerns about anything Parkinson’s related, allow me or my fellow panelists (a clinician and a researcher) to provide the answers … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Chance encounters offer opportunity to help

Helping other people with Parkinson’s make a positive difference in their lives often requires nothing more than being in the right place at the right time, and saying the right … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Who says physical therapy can’t be fun?

My physical therapist suggested we have a “play date” at my house so she could evaluate how well I was mastering my virtual reality-based sports games and home exercises. As … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 6 Comments

Achieving new personal bests in Walk-A-Thon rekindled my inner spirit

Achieving new “personal bests” in speed and distance for the 2014 APDA Midwest Chapter Walk-a-Thon sparked a flame that rekindled my inner spirit. This annual event is one of my … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

Walking to the beat

As much as I resisted using a walking aid, it was love at first try for my aluminum walking sticks, which are the perfect complement to my bionic knees. I … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

“Your Stamina Sucks”

“Sheryl’s stamina sucks.” These were the exact words my physical therapist wrote on my reevaluation form. She drew a grumpy face for added emphasis. “I hope that’s a new medical … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

Gone in a blink

Sitting beside my husband witnessing the marriage of one of our youngest son’s earliest buddies, I wondered where the time had gone. In the second it takes to blink, 30 … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · 7 Comments
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