Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

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

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 · 4 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 · 4 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 · 5 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

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

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