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: Cancer

Mrs. April

By Sheryl Jedlinski When I learned that I had been named “personal training client of the month” (Mrs. April for short), I thought for sure it was an April Fool’s … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · 3 Comments

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

Giving up driving… my way

By Sheryl Jedlinski I was sitting at a traffic light when it changed from red to green. The cars in the lane beside me started moving forward, but not me. … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Getting Back to Normal

by Sheryl Jedlinski It has been three months since my last chemo treatment and I am finally starting to feel somewhat normal again. My appetite has returned, meaning I must … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Celebrate the good times

As soon as they learned I was “cancer free,” my son, Steve, and daughter-in-law, Megan, decided this “fantastic,” if not miraculous, news warranted a celebration. Diagnosed with stage IV cancer … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 4 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

Cancer-free

By Sheryl Jedlinski “I have great news for you,” my surgeon announced as she rushed into the exam room clutching my latest test results. “You are cancer-free.” I could hardly … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · 6 Comments

Cheering us on

By Sheryl Jedlinski “We are rooting for you; don’t disappoint us.” This was my parents’ email response to the news that I have to have additional tests done before my … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Forecast calls for “cautious optimism”

  By Sheryl Jedlinski Yesterday was supposed to be my “big day,” the day I was expecting to be pronounced cancer-free. Having undergone extensive surgery last fall, completed weeks of … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

Big Day

Today is the “big day” I have been anxiously awaiting with a mixture of confidence and trepidation. It will begin with me having a new CT scan, which will be … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 4 Comments

Celebrating the end of my chemotherapy

  This week was great cause for celebration among my family and friends as I finally finished the last of my 18 chemotherapy treatments. Getting to this point was not … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 4 Comments

Help, my toenails are “jumping ship”

By Sheryl Jedlinski Today I awoke to discover the nail on my left baby toe hanging on by a thread. I probably would not have even noticed it, were it … Continue reading

April 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

Beating the Odds

By Sheryl Jedlinski, When diagnosed last fall with late stage endometrial cancer that had already spread well beyond my uterus, the smart money was not on me. Yet here I … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 8 Comments

“Smoothing” my way to healthier eating

By Sheryl Jedlinski Today I joined the ranks of countless Americans who are blending, making smoothies, and juicing their way to better health. Admittedly, you won’t find any of these … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · 8 Comments

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