Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

Dancing in the Rain: Lessons Learned on my Personal Journey with PD (more at www.PDPlan4Life.com) Copyright 2013-16 Sheryl Jedlinski

Category Archives: Advocacy

The personal challenge of raising PD awareness

By Sheryl Jedlinski I unexpectedly ran into a former neighbor I hadn’t seen in 35 years. We immediately picked up where we had left off, sharing news of family, friends, … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

What’s up with levodopa?

By Sheryl Jedlinski One of the questions people with Parkinson’s are always asking is, ‘How is it that 50 years after its introduction, billions of research dollars later, and a … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Envisioning a Parkinson’s free world

By Sheryl Jedlinski As my husband, Tony, and I entered the Oregon Convention Center for the opening of the 2016 World Parkinson’s Congress, I could hardly believe we had made … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Wake-up call for PD awareness

By Sheryl Jedlinski Conservative pundits are fueling rumors that Hillary Clinton has Parkinson’s disease, and is therefore unfit to be President. Their fairytale is based on a diagnosis made by a … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Ali legend lives on

By Sheryl Jedlinski, With the passing of Muhammad Ali, the world lost not only a three-time world heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medal winner, but a great humanitarian, whose work … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Finding courage

By Sheryl Jedlinski As teens, my cousin, Wanda, and I would alternate summers at each other’s homes in California and New York. As much as we enjoyed our time together, … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · 5 Comments

Not a security threat

By Sheryl Jedlinski Watching nightly news about heightened airport security takes me back to the weeks right after 9 – 11. I was catching a flight out of O’Hare when … Continue reading

December 20, 2015 · 4 Comments

One million strong

By Sheryl Jedlinski The number of Americans living with Parkinson’s disease has surpassed one million, and 60,000 more swell our ranks each year. While this is not something to celebrate, … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · 6 Comments

Support group success

By Sheryl Jedlinski One day, out of the blue, a stranger came up to me at the gym and asked if I would be interested in starting a support group … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · 7 Comments

Faces on my wall connect past to present, keeping memories alive

By Sheryl Jedlinski It seems a lifetime ago when I arrived on the Parkinson’s scene fearful of what the future held for me, and hungry for whatever knowledge, coping strategies, … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

Swimming through life “in any damn lane we choose”

by Sheryl Jedlinski When I posted my story, “Make my day,” it elicited the Facebook equivalent of a standing ovation. My victory over a bully who was determined not to … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

My hospital stay was not as I expected

By Sheryl Jedlinski During my six hours in the emergency room (ER) waiting to be assigned an in-patient room, it was apparent to me that doctors have become an endangered … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Awareness + Acceptance = Empowerment

As Parkinson’s Awareness Month comes to a close, we are reminded that this is not the end of our work, but rather the foundation upon which we will build another … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 8 Comments

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

By Sheryl Jedlinski As far back as I can remember, I have taken pride in being strong, confident, and independent. Take the year I sold almost 200 boxes of Girl … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

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