Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

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

Drug Holiday? Not for me!

By Sheryl Jedlinski With my most recent CT scan showing my cancer continuing to grow and spread, my gyne-oncologist urged me to take a “drug holiday.” This would help determine … Continue reading

November 11, 2021 · 3 Comments

Throw open the doors!

By Sheryl Jedlinski When I started using a walker last year, my therapist said it would “open doors” for me. I assumed she meant doors to public restrooms, restaurants, movie … Continue reading

July 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

Still cancer-free!

By Sheryl Jedlinski Ten months since my last chemotherapy treatment and six months since my last CT scan, I remain cancer-free… an outcome that initially didn’t seem possible. When my … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

Who moved my clothes?

by Sheryl Jedlinski As my Parkinson’s disease symptoms become more visible, I grow increasingly self-conscious about how others see me, and how this will affect my chances to remain social and … Continue reading

January 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thank you for making a difference in my life

By Sheryl Jedlinski This Thanksgiving I have more to be thankful for than I can hope to repay. The fact that I am alive and kicking, and cancer free one … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Color your way to relaxation

By Sheryl Jedlinski We all know that daily exercise can help us better manage our Parkinson’s symptoms, but who would have thought that adult coloring books could help as well. … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

“You look so different…”

By Sheryl Jedlinski My first day back at the pool after a seven-month hiatus from swimming, I found myself changing clothes beside a woman I knew 20 years ago. I … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Many thanks for your support

By Sheryl Jedlinski Thank you to everyone who responded with an outpouring of support and encouragement to the news that I am now fighting cancer as well as Parkinson’s disease. … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 5 Comments

Accessibility impossibilities

As I travel America’s highways and byways, sharing my stories about living with Parkinson’s, I’ve found that not all “handicapped accessible” hotel rooms are created equal. The deal breaker is … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Goldilocks approach turns loss into a win

As much as I loved my great looking sporty, fire engine red sedan with its fast acceleration, I knew it was time to give it up. The once “easy” push … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Back in the water again

I returned to swimming my bi-weekly laps two weeks ahead of the arbitrary Christmas deadline I had set for myself. After my four-month hiatus, I was chomping at the bit … Continue reading

December 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

“When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping”

There is a saying that “when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.” These are words I live by. I shop when I’m happy and I shop to make … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

“No walk in the park”

As a person with Parkinson’s, I need every advantage I can get to help me achieve optimal results from the “bionic” knees I am about to acquire. This is why … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

The big “O”

Yesterday was big “O” day… the day I took my pre-surgery trial dose of the powerful pain reliever Oxycontin. I’ve been worrying about this day for weeks, fearing the powerful … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

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