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

Swelling is not swell

Concerned that the edema in my feet, ankles, and legs was continuing to get worse several months after my knee surgeries, my physical therapist urged me to see my internist. … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

“All’s well that ends well”

My second total knee replacement didn’t go quite as smoothly as the first, though “all’s well that ends well.” Things headed south from the get go when the anesthesiologist administering … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

In “warrior mode” again

By Sheryl Jedlinski For the past two weeks, I’ve searched for the words to make my medical news more palatable, but nothing I say can change the fact that after … Continue reading

November 14, 2018 · 9 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

Trip resets my “days without a fall” clock

By Sheryl Jedlinski It had been more than a year since my last fall, but my record-breaking streak ended while I was on vacation. One minute I was walking with … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · 3 Comments

With gratitude, I announce the publication of my first book

Twenty years of fighting the good fight. Sixty-five drafts of the manuscript to get the book to press. A publishing entity that didn’t exist a month ago. I’m delighted to … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · 10 Comments

Freezing brings unwelcome adventures

By Sheryl Jedlinski As my Parkinson’s disease has progressed, I have experienced “freezing” or the wearing off of my meds in a variety of places and at a variety of … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

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