Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

Dancing in the Rain: Lessons Learned on my Personal Journey with PD (more at www.PDPlan4Life.com) Copyright 2013-20 Sheryl Jedlinski

Thankful to be alive

By Sheryl Jedlinski This Thanksgiving I am grateful to be alive, having eluded the deadly grasp of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; exceeded the five-year survival mark for people with advanced … Continue reading

November 23, 2020 · 4 Comments

Second opinions lead to better care

  By Sheryl Jedlinski We go to doctors in search of answers. We want to know what’s wrong with us, and what treatments we might consider. Even doctors who follow … Continue reading

October 19, 2020 · 4 Comments

Taking control: My approach to dealing with chronic disease

by Sheryl Jedlinski Living with two progressive, incurable diseases — Parkinson’s and cancer – has taught me to be a strong advocate for myself, learning and speaking up for my … Continue reading

August 6, 2020 · 5 Comments

Nocturnal leg cramps take their toll

By Sheryl Jedlinski Most nights I awake about 2 a.m. … writhing in pain, drenched in sweat, and yelling for help. One of my legs is spasming out of control … Continue reading

June 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Shopping then and now

By Sheryl Jedlinski Growing up on Long Island in the 1960’s, my friends and I looked forward to spending our Saturdays at one of the new enclosed shopping malls becoming … Continue reading

March 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Keeping calm when “The sky is falling”

By Sheryl Jedlinski Everything I know about pandemics I learned from Hollywood movies that play out our worst nightmare scenarios on the big screen. Providing the creepiness of horror movies and … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · 3 Comments

My mom was a strong woman

By Sheryl Jedlinski My mom was one of the strongest women I’ve ever known. When she decided to do something, no one and nothing dared stand in her way. Growing … Continue reading

March 7, 2020 · 7 Comments

Facts about dying with Parkinson’s

  By Sheryl Jedlinski When diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, many people view it as a death sentence and want to know how many “good” years they have left to live. … Continue reading

January 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Putting health and well-being first

By Sheryl Jedlinski As we usher in not only another new year, but a new decade as well, I am renewing my commitment to put my health and well-being first. … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · 1 Comment

Making the caregiving partnership work for you

By Sheryl Jedlinski Parkinson’s disease moved in with my husband, Tony, and me 23 years into our marriage, about the same time our two sons went off to college. For … Continue reading

December 4, 2019 · 6 Comments

Still no end in sight for Sinemet shortage

By Sheryl Jedlinski “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it,” said Winston Churchill. No one group knows this better, I suspect, than people with Parkinson’s … Continue reading

November 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Still no end in sight for Sinemet shortage

By Sheryl Jedlinski “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it,” said Winston Churchill. No one group knows this better, I suspect, than people with Parkinson’s … Continue reading

November 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Saved by my walker

By Sheryl Jedlinski It’s been so long since my last fall that I don’t even recall when it was, but my streak ended yesterday, requiring I reset my “days without … Continue reading

November 4, 2019 · 3 Comments

Choosing your final resting place

By Sheryl Jedlinski   As we move through our retirement years conversations with friends shift focus from exotic travel destinations to final resting places. Our options are many and varied, … Continue reading

October 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

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