Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

Dancing in the Rain: Lessons Learned on my Personal Journey with PD (more at www.PDPlan4Life.com) Copyright 2013-16 Sheryl Jedlinski

Thank you for making a difference in my life

By Sheryl Jedlinski This Thanksgiving I have more to be thankful for than I can hope to repay. The fact that I am alive and kicking, and cancer free one … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Giving up driving… my way

By Sheryl Jedlinski I was sitting at a traffic light when it changed from red to green. The cars in the lane beside me started moving forward, but not me. … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Who wears short shorts?

By Sheryl Jedlinski While preparing for a gait study, I discovered that I no longer have even one pair of shorts — not work out shorts, hiking shorts, dress shorts, … Continue reading

October 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

No longer sleepless in Chicago

By Sheryl Jedlinski For years now, I have been getting by on an average of only three to four hours of sleep per night. No one knows how I keep … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

What’s up with levodopa?

By Sheryl Jedlinski One of the questions people with Parkinson’s are always asking is, ‘How is it that 50 years after its introduction, billions of research dollars later, and a … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Envisioning a Parkinson’s free world

By Sheryl Jedlinski As my husband, Tony, and I entered the Oregon Convention Center for the opening of the 2016 World Parkinson’s Congress, I could hardly believe we had made … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Packing for every eventuality

By Sheryl Jedlinski Tomorrow morning, we are off to the World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon. While I started packing yesterday, I feel as though I have made little headway. … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · 4 Comments

Wake-up call for PD awareness

By Sheryl Jedlinski Conservative pundits are fueling rumors that Hillary Clinton has Parkinson’s disease, and is therefore unfit to be President. Their fairytale is based on a diagnosis made by a … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Pondering questions about our future

by Sheryl Jedlinski Following the World Parkinson’s Congress in Montreal in 2013, my friend and fellow patient advocate, Peggy Willocks, posted questions on Facebook asking how we see our lives … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Color your way to relaxation

By Sheryl Jedlinski We all know that daily exercise can help us better manage our Parkinson’s symptoms, but who would have thought that adult coloring books could help as well. … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Getting Back to Normal

by Sheryl Jedlinski It has been three months since my last chemo treatment and I am finally starting to feel somewhat normal again. My appetite has returned, meaning I must … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Celebrate the good times

As soon as they learned I was “cancer free,” my son, Steve, and daughter-in-law, Megan, decided this “fantastic,” if not miraculous, news warranted a celebration. Diagnosed with stage IV cancer … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 4 Comments

Thank you Dad for teaching me the life lessons that shaped who I am today

by Sheryl Jedlinski Always speak and stand up for who I am and what I believe in. Set goals for myself, believe that I can accomplish anything I set my … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

“You look so different…”

By Sheryl Jedlinski My first day back at the pool after a seven-month hiatus from swimming, I found myself changing clothes beside a woman I knew 20 years ago. I … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

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