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

Strong to the end

As those of you who follow this blog know, Sheryl has been suffering from both PD and cancer for many years. This morning, cancer took our beloved Sheryl and she … Continue reading

March 12, 2022 · 9 Comments

I’m baaack!

By Sheryl Jedlinski The year 2022 did not get off to a good start for me, though it could have been much worse. After experiencing several instances of shortness of … Continue reading

February 7, 2022 · 1 Comment

Expert opinion is empowering

By Sheryl Jedlinski My latest CT scans reveal a recurrence of my cancer, spreading beyond my original tumor discovered six years ago. My doctor assured me that this was more … Continue reading

August 31, 2021 · 1 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

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

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

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

Kindness is contagious

By Sheryl Jedlinski A woman I’d never seen before went out of her way to come up to me at a retail nursery, stop me, and say, “I just want … Continue reading

April 9, 2019 · 3 Comments

Good News

By Sheryl Jedlinski To all of you who have been cheering me on in my battle with recurrent endometrial cancer, I am thrilled to report that after only four chemotherapy … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · 5 Comments

Don’t be intimidated

By Sheryl Jedlinski If you have an upcoming outpatient test or procedure, be prepared to speak up for what you expect and not to settle for anything less. Disrespectful behaviors … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

Shaving my head denies cancer even smallest victory

by Sheryl Jedlinski This time around, my hair started falling out just two weeks after my first chemotherapy treatment. It was sooner than expected, but I was ready, determined to … Continue reading

January 25, 2019 · 6 Comments

Cancer fight round 2 – Building on lessons learned

By Sheryl Jedlinski Friday was day one of my recurrent battle with endometrial cancer. After three years in remission, it returned to exact revenge. Knowing this day would eventually come, I had amassed … Continue reading

January 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

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