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

Who moved my Sinemet?

By Sheryl Jedlinski When drug maker Merck announced that its brand name SINEMET® would be unavailable in the United States for the foreseeable future, I felt like someone had pulled the … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

Throw open the doors!

By Sheryl Jedlinski When I started using a walker last year, my therapist said it would “open doors” for me. I assumed she meant doors to public restrooms, restaurants, movie … Continue reading

July 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

Doing Cartwheels

by Sheryl Jedlinski My latest CT scan findings exceeded my wildest dreams. Nine months after learning of the return of my advanced stage endometrial cancer, I am in remission again. … Continue reading

June 28, 2019 · 1 Comment

Aging in Place

By Sheryl Jedlinski Are you putting off exploring your options for retirement living because you think you can’t afford what you want? The good news is you probably can. If … Continue reading

May 15, 2019 · 1 Comment

Shaving my head denies cancer even smallest victory

by Sheryl Jedlinski This time around, my hair started falling out just two weeks after my first chemotherapy treatment. It was sooner than expected, but I was ready, determined to … Continue reading

January 25, 2019 · 5 Comments

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 · 1 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

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