Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

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

From grab bars to spa-like new bathroom

At some point in our lives, we all experience medical challenges requiring us to make our homes more “user friendly.” With the steady degeneration of my knees and my walking, … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Visiting with the White Rabbit

My biggest fear about having total knee replacements is that the anesthesia and non-Parkinson’s medicines I have to take may exacerbate my PD symptoms, which currently are well-controlled. Already the … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Two progressive, incurable diseases too many

With all of the challenges that accompany living with Parkinson’s disease, it is easy to understand why I put off having my knees replaced for almost two years. I scoured the … Continue reading

July 22, 2012 · 3 Comments

Pushing ourselves to the max

Concerned about how easily I get short of breath, I asked my physical therapist to help me improve my breathing. I regretted the words almost as soon as they came … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Fingers of Mass Destruction

Having a physical is not something most people look forward to, but the experience is particularly daunting for those of us who have Parkinson’s disease. Everything is a challenge, beginning with … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

I never asked to be superwoman

Nothing teaches us about managing adversity like living with a progressive, incurable disease or two. In the words of 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, “Whatever does not kill us … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

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