Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

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

Giving thanks

By Sheryl Jedlinski It is easy to be thankful when the important things in life are going our way. It is far more difficult to count our blessings when faced … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Exercise helps me take back my life

By Sheryl Jedlinski Only two weeks after major abdominal surgery, I am taking my life back and starting down the road to beating cancer. Much to the surprise of my … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 5 Comments

Learning to live one day at a time

By Sheryl Jedlinski It has been just a week since I came home from the hospital following major abdominal surgery, yet it feels like a lifetime. Nothing looks the same, … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 7 Comments

Many thanks for your support

By Sheryl Jedlinski Thank you to everyone who responded with an outpouring of support and encouragement to the news that I am now fighting cancer as well as Parkinson’s disease. … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

Battling on two fronts

By Sheryl Jedlinski Two weeks ago, though it seems more like months, I was diagnosed with a fast growing and spreading uterine cancer, hopefully in its early stage. The good … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 24 Comments

Empower yourself through exercise

By Sheryl Jedlinski I was 10 years old when President John F. Kennedy called Americans’ “growing softness and increasing lack of physical fitness a menace to our security.” It was … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · 4 Comments

One million strong

By Sheryl Jedlinski The number of Americans living with Parkinson’s disease has surpassed one million, and 60,000 more swell our ranks each year. While this is not something to celebrate, … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · 6 Comments

If we fall, but no one notices, did we really fall?

By Sheryl Jedlinski If we fall (like the tree in the forest), and no one notices, did we really fall? If we fall as a result of an incident that … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · 6 Comments

Support group success

By Sheryl Jedlinski One day, out of the blue, a stranger came up to me at the gym and asked if I would be interested in starting a support group … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · 7 Comments

Faces on my wall connect past to present, keeping memories alive

By Sheryl Jedlinski It seems a lifetime ago when I arrived on the Parkinson’s scene fearful of what the future held for me, and hungry for whatever knowledge, coping strategies, … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

Exercise, Parkinson’s disease, and me

  By Sheryl Jedlinski For the first 44 years of my life, I used every lame excuse in the book to avoid exercise. This worked well for me until I … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

Everyone has a story to tell, a life lesson to teach

By Sheryl Jedlinski How long must some of us live with Parkinson’s disease before we accept, that for better or worse, the changes it brings to our lives are here … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 7 Comments

Legends of the fall

By Sheryl Jedlinski Falling is a big concern for people with Parkinson’s (PWP). An estimated 68 percent of us fall each year; and 70 percent of these people experience recurrent, frequent … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

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