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

Who moved my clothes?

by Sheryl Jedlinski As my Parkinson’s disease symptoms become more visible, I grow increasingly self-conscious about how others see me, and how this will affect my chances to remain social and … Continue reading

January 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

New Year’s resolutions keep me focused on better tomorrows

by Sheryl Jedlinski I start the New Year fresh, with calendar pages of empty boxes waiting for me to fill them in with endless possibilities. I am anxious to put … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Overcoming fear of falling

  By Sheryl Jedlinski I recently ventured outside of my comfort zone and returned to the gym after a year-long hiatus following cancer surgery and chemotherapy. Prior to that, I had … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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