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: Exercise

While we’re working for the cure…

Hearing Michael J. Fox tell Sunday Morning anchor Jane Pauley that he does not expect to see a cure for Parkinson’s disease in his lifetime, was not what I wanted … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

You don’t have to be a star to inspire others

By Sheryl Jedlinski I was a  little taken aback when a stranger came up to me in the locker room and complimented me on the concentration and intensity I bring … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

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

Overcoming fear of falling

  By Sheryl Jedlinski I recently ventured outside of my comfort zone and returned to the gym after a year-long hiatus following cancer surgery and chemotherapy. Prior to that, I had … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · Leave a 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

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

“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

Live life to the fullest: Resolutions for 2016

By Sheryl Jedlinski I have never been happier to see a year end than I am 2015. It began with my being hospitalized with pneumonia and ended with my being … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Exercise helps me take back my life

By Sheryl Jedlinski Only two weeks after major abdominal surgery, I am taking my life back and starting down the road to beating cancer. Much to the surprise of my … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 7 Comments

Empower yourself through exercise

By Sheryl Jedlinski I was 10 years old when President John F. Kennedy called Americans’ “growing softness and increasing lack of physical fitness a menace to our security.” It was … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · 4 Comments

Exercise, Parkinson’s disease, and me

  By Sheryl Jedlinski For the first 44 years of my life, I used every lame excuse in the book to avoid exercise. This worked well for me until I … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

Legends of the fall

By Sheryl Jedlinski Falling is a big concern for people with Parkinson’s (PWP). An estimated 68 percent of us fall each year; and 70 percent of these people experience recurrent, frequent … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

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