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

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

Many reasons to be hopeful as we ring in 2015

As we prepare to ring in the New Year, I am hopeful that 2015 will bring us closer than ever to new treatments and drug delivery methods that could potentially … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Give thanks to “the village people”

Helping people with Parkinson’s disease live well longer takes a village working tirelessly towards a single goal. This Thanksgiving, on behalf of the millions whose lives have been touched by … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

Celebrating life’s milestones with a cause

I met my friend Claudia when she was passionately encouraging others to take part in Parkinson’s research and clinical trials. “When they see a middle-aged woman, mother and wife participating … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

Courage and team work help us conquer our fears

Courage took center stage at Chicago’s inaugural Partners in Parkinson’s (PiP) event, sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Abbvie. Not the kind of courage that roars, but the … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Talk of using walker abruptly ends PD honeymoon

My 15-year honeymoon with Parkinson’s disease ended unexpectedly when my new physical therapist, Mia, completed a three-hour evaluation and recommended I start using a walker. Her words hit me like … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 12 Comments

Fox initiative promises patients seat at the table

When asked to be an ambassador for a new health initiative co-sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) and Abbvie — I jumped at the opportunity to be part … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Coming soon to a city near you: Partners in Parkinson’s

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is coming to a city near you to guide  you in assembling your best possible team of care providers, taking an active role in … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

Raising awareness means telling our stories

I recently noticed that Holocaust Remembrance Day typically falls during Parkinson’s Awareness Month. How is it that one of the most heinous crimes against humanity came to be memorialized against … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 7 Comments

Your help will make the difference

Halfway through Parkinson’s awareness month, it occurs to me that we are doing the same things we’ve always done and expecting different outcomes. This is as effective as banging our … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

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