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

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 · Leave a comment

Physical therapy can make “off” time work for you

By Shery Jedlinski I went for a physical therapy (PT) evaluation seeking confirmation that the long-term gains I achieved through daily exercise were disappearing. How else could I explain why … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rolling safely down the “off” ramp

By Sheryl Jedlinski My wake-up call came one Saturday night when my husband, Tony, and I were leaving a trendy  Chicago steakhouse. One minute I was fine, the next my … Continue reading

July 23, 2018 · 2 Comments

There’s always something new to learn

By Sheryl Jedlinski Having participated in educational programs related to Parkinson’s disease for more than 20 years, I sometimes start thinking there is nothing new to learn, and that I … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Managing Parkinson’s with exercise

By Sheryl Jedlinski Do the results of every new Parkinson’s exercise study leave you confused about the role of exercise in managing this progressive disease? If so, you are not … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

With gratitude, I announce the publication of my first book

Twenty years of fighting the good fight. Sixty-five drafts of the manuscript to get the book to press. A publishing entity that didn’t exist a month ago. I’m delighted to … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · 10 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

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

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