Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

Dancing in the Rain: Lessons Learned on my Personal Journey with PD (more at www.PDPlan4Life.com) Copyright 2013-20 Sheryl Jedlinski

Putting health and well-being first

By Sheryl Jedlinski As we usher in not only another new year, but a new decade as well, I am renewing my commitment to put my health and well-being first. … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · 1 Comment

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

Thankful to be alive

By Sheryl Jedlinski This Thanksgiving I am grateful to be alive, having eluded the deadly grasp of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; exceeded the five-year survival mark for people with advanced … Continue reading

November 23, 2020 · 6 Comments

Second opinions lead to better care

  By Sheryl Jedlinski We go to doctors in search of answers. We want to know what’s wrong with us, and what treatments we might consider. Even doctors who follow … Continue reading

October 19, 2020 · 5 Comments

Taking control: My approach to dealing with chronic disease

by Sheryl Jedlinski Living with two progressive, incurable diseases — Parkinson’s and cancer – has taught me to be a strong advocate for myself, learning and speaking up for my … Continue reading

August 6, 2020 · 5 Comments

Nocturnal leg cramps take their toll

By Sheryl Jedlinski Most nights I awake about 2 a.m. … writhing in pain, drenched in sweat, and yelling for help. One of my legs is spasming out of control … Continue reading

June 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Keeping calm when “The sky is falling”

By Sheryl Jedlinski Everything I know about pandemics I learned from Hollywood movies that play out our worst nightmare scenarios on the big screen. Providing the creepiness of horror movies and … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · 3 Comments

Still no end in sight for Sinemet shortage

By Sheryl Jedlinski “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it,” said Winston Churchill. No one group knows this better, I suspect, than people with Parkinson’s … Continue reading

November 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Still no end in sight for Sinemet shortage

By Sheryl Jedlinski “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it,” said Winston Churchill. No one group knows this better, I suspect, than people with Parkinson’s … Continue reading

November 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Saved by my walker

By Sheryl Jedlinski It’s been so long since my last fall that I don’t even recall when it was, but my streak ended yesterday, requiring I reset my “days without … Continue reading

November 4, 2019 · 3 Comments

Choosing your final resting place

By Sheryl Jedlinski   As we move through our retirement years conversations with friends shift focus from exotic travel destinations to final resting places. Our options are many and varied, … Continue reading

October 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

Meeting my new MDS

By Sheryl Jedlinski After 21 years with the same movement disorders specialist (MDS), I took for granted that she would be the one taking me to the celebration when the … Continue reading

October 8, 2019 · 4 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

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