Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

Dancing in the Rain: Lessons Learned on my Personal Journey with PD (more at www.PDPlan4Life.com) Copyright 2013-18 Sheryl Jedlinski

Honoring the memory of those who walked before us

By Sheryl Jedlinski I joined the 2018 American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Optimism Walk to honor the memory of my friend Jo-Ann Golec, who died last year, having lived a … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Physical therapy can make “off” time work for you

By Shery Jedlinski I went for a physical therapy (PT) evaluation seeking confirmation that the long-term gains I achieved through daily exercise were disappearing. How else could I explain why … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

No more “shopping till we drop”

By Sheryl Jedlinski My friend Pat had been cooped up in her apartment for three months waiting for her fractured hip, groin, and pelvis to heal following a fall. When … Continue reading

July 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

Rolling safely down the “off” ramp

By Sheryl Jedlinski My wake-up call came one Saturday night when my husband, Tony, and I were leaving a trendy  Chicago steakhouse. One minute I was fine, the next my … Continue reading

July 23, 2018 · 2 Comments

It Takes Two to Tango: Choreographing Successful Doctor-Patient Relationships

By Sheryl Jedlinski When I tell people I’ve had Parkinson’s disease for 20 years, the first thing they ask is who my movement disorders specialist (MDS) is and what medicines … Continue reading

July 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

Stress aggravates Parkinson’s symptoms

By Sheryl Jedlinski Coming to grips with the last months of my Dad’s life and struggling to accept the loss of all that he meant to me left me feeling … Continue reading

June 25, 2018 · 6 Comments

My Dad

By Sheryl Jedlinski Although a man of average size, my Dad’s presence in my life has always been that of a giant. He was my most vocal cheerleader, president of … Continue reading

May 28, 2018 · 8 Comments

There’s always something new to learn

By Sheryl Jedlinski Having participated in educational programs related to Parkinson’s disease for more than 20 years, I sometimes start thinking there is nothing new to learn, and that I … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Good News !

By Sheryl Jedlinski Last week, almost three years after being diagnosed with stage four endometrial cancer, the latest CT scans of my chest, abdomen, and pelvis came back clean as … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · 7 Comments

Profits from new book to benefit PD research

By Sheryl Jedlinski With the abundant support of the Parkinson’s community, my newly published book, “Parkinson’s? You’re kidding me, right? One woman’s unshakeable belief in overcoming a shaky diagnosis!” is … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Happy 1st Birthday to my one and only!

“The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren” – nationally syndicated columnist Doug Larson By Sheryl Jedlinski Those of us … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 · 2 Comments

My friend Jo-Ann

By Sheryl Jedlinski My long time friend Jo-Ann Golec died yesterday and I never saw it coming. Not even when she called the night before just to check in and … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · 5 Comments

Bringing my world back into focus

By Sheryl Jedlinski Over the past year, I have been experiencing increasing blurriness and double vision, especially when working at my computer or reading. I find myself straining to bring … Continue reading

February 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Managing Parkinson’s with exercise

By Sheryl Jedlinski Do the results of every new Parkinson’s exercise study leave you confused about the role of exercise in managing this progressive disease? If so, you are not … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

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