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

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

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

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

Breaking the silence on incontinence

By Sheryl Jedlinski I recently came within seconds of living out one of my worst nightmares… becoming incontinent in public and exposing my embarrassing secret to the world. For the … Continue reading

August 25, 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

Build your own pill organizer

By Sheryl Jedlinski Does your complicated dosing regimen make it difficult for you to take your medication “on time, every time?” Do you inadvertently skip doses on a regular basis, hampering the … Continue reading

December 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

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

No more “shopping till we drop”

By Sheryl Jedlinski My friend Pat had been cooped up in her apartment for three months waiting for her fractured hip, groin, and pelvis to heal following a fall. When … Continue reading

July 31, 2018 · 1 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

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

There’s always something new to learn

By Sheryl Jedlinski Having participated in educational programs related to Parkinson’s disease for more than 20 years, I sometimes start thinking there is nothing new to learn, and that I … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

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