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: Coping Strategies

Walking sticks reduce risk of falling

By Sheryl Jedlinski Before I turned to walking sticks to help me get around, I was well on my way to becoming a “frequent faller.” I hit rock bottom the … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Grandparenting: All that and more

By Sheryl Jedlinski I expected my son, Steve, to be nervous about having me babysit for his newborn daughter (my granddaughter), Parker. After all, he’s had a front row seat … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · 4 Comments

Know your rights

By Sheryl Jedlinski If your plans call for air travel, and you are unable to go through the full-body security screening machines, be prepared for new pat down procedures better … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

Overcoming travel challenges

by Sheryl Jedlinski When I started relying on my walking sticks to get around, hotels posed new challenges to overcome. The issue of accessibility had invaded my corner of the world … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

The personal challenge of raising PD awareness

By Sheryl Jedlinski I unexpectedly ran into a former neighbor I hadn’t seen in 35 years. We immediately picked up where we had left off, sharing news of family, friends, … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · 2 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

Wow, I’m a grandma!

By Sheryl Jedlinski This weekend, I became a full-fledged grandma; no longer a grandma in waiting. My cell phone now streams photos of Parker Sage, formerly known as Baby JJ. … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 5 Comments

Activating my rescue plan

By Sheryl Jedlinski Living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) has taught me many life lessons, including the importance of having a plan for every eventuality… like what to do when my … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Avoiding dining disasters

By Sheryl Jedlinski Dining in a restaurant with me is always an adventure. No sooner do I sit down than my chair begins backing away from the table without my … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · Leave a 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

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

Who wears short shorts?

By Sheryl Jedlinski While preparing for a gait study, I discovered that I no longer have even one pair of shorts — not work out shorts, hiking shorts, dress shorts, … Continue reading

October 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

No longer sleepless in Chicago

By Sheryl Jedlinski For years now, I have been getting by on an average of only three to four hours of sleep per night. No one knows how I keep … Continue reading

October 12, 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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