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

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 · 4 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 · 5 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

In “warrior mode” again

By Sheryl Jedlinski For the past two weeks, I’ve searched for the words to make my medical news more palatable, but nothing I say can change the fact that after … Continue reading

November 14, 2018 · 9 Comments

Good News !

By Sheryl Jedlinski Last week, almost three years after being diagnosed with stage four endometrial cancer, the latest CT scans of my chest, abdomen, and pelvis came back clean as … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · 8 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

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

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