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

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

Walking sticks reduce risk of falling

By Sheryl Jedlinski Before I turned to walking sticks to help me get around, I was well on my way to becoming a “frequent faller.” I hit rock bottom the … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Wow, I’m a grandma!

By Sheryl Jedlinski This weekend, I became a full-fledged grandma; no longer a grandma in waiting. My cell phone now streams photos of Parker Sage, formerly known as Baby JJ. … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 5 Comments

Still cancer-free!

By Sheryl Jedlinski Ten months since my last chemotherapy treatment and six months since my last CT scan, I remain cancer-free… an outcome that initially didn’t seem possible. When my … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Activating my rescue plan

By Sheryl Jedlinski Living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) has taught me many life lessons, including the importance of having a plan for every eventuality… like what to do when my … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

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