Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

Dancing in the Rain: Lessons Learned on my Personal Journey with PD (more at www.PDPlan4Life.com) Copyright 2013-18 Sheryl Jedlinski

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

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

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

Who moved my Sinemet?

By Sheryl Jedlinski When drug maker Merck announced that its brand name SINEMET® would be unavailable in the United States for the foreseeable future, I felt like someone had pulled the … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · 2 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

Aging in Place

By Sheryl Jedlinski Are you putting off exploring your options for retirement living because you think you can’t afford what you want? The good news is you probably can. If … Continue reading

May 15, 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

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

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

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

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

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