Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

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

OxyContin not the drug for me

Replacing my left knee with a bionic one was far less painful than I anticipated. It was the side effects of OxyContin that almost did me in. The test dose … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Choosing the right physical therapist is key to our success

It is only one week post-surgery and already I am transitioning from home to outpatient physical therapy (PT), exceeding everyone’s expectations. Now I must decide where to go for therapy. … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Drive by surgery

I have been waiting so long for my knee replacement that it seemed anti-climatic when the day finally arrived. My surgery was scheduled for 8:45 .m. and we were to … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

“When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping”

There is a saying that “when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.” These are words I live by. I shop when I’m happy and I shop to make … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

“No walk in the park”

As a person with Parkinson’s, I need every advantage I can get to help me achieve optimal results from the “bionic” knees I am about to acquire. This is why … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

The big “O”

Yesterday was big “O” day… the day I took my pre-surgery trial dose of the powerful pain reliever Oxycontin. I’ve been worrying about this day for weeks, fearing the powerful … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Driving Miss Sheryl

With my first total knee replacement surgery now only two weeks out, I refuse to give an inch to the pain. Limping and icing my way through each day, I … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

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