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

Navigating the FOG

By Sheryl Jedlinski I live my life on “high alert,” waiting for the next Parkinson’s disease symptom to blind side me. Most recently, the culprit was “freezing of gait” (FOG). … Continue reading

March 23, 2021 · 2 Comments

No gym? No problem!

By Sheryl Jedlinski When fitness facility operations first were curtailed to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, I found myself locked out of my gym with no access … Continue reading

March 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Saving my teeth

By Sheryl Jedlinski I have never been a relaxed dental patient. My gag reflex is easily triggered, and I am extremely claustrophobic, necessitating my dentist get his hands and his … Continue reading

February 4, 2021 · 1 Comment

PD first took my sense of smell, and now my “magic” touch

  By Sheryl Jedlinski I left my hubby, Tony, asleep in our bed, imagining how surprised he would be to awaken to the smell and taste of our family’s favorite … Continue reading

December 21, 2020 · 6 Comments

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

Shopping then and now

By Sheryl Jedlinski Growing up on Long Island in the 1960’s, my friends and I looked forward to spending our Saturdays at one of the new enclosed shopping malls becoming … Continue reading

March 30, 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

My mom was a strong woman

By Sheryl Jedlinski My mom was one of the strongest women I’ve ever known. When she decided to do something, no one and nothing dared stand in her way. Growing … Continue reading

March 7, 2020 · 7 Comments

Facts about dying with Parkinson’s

  By Sheryl Jedlinski When diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, many people view it as a death sentence and want to know how many “good” years they have left to live. … Continue reading

January 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

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

Making the caregiving partnership work for you

By Sheryl Jedlinski Parkinson’s disease moved in with my husband, Tony, and me 23 years into our marriage, about the same time our two sons went off to college. For … Continue reading

December 4, 2019 · 6 Comments

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