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

Flipping phones

By Sheryl Jedlinski An Apple loyalist since Steve Jobs marketed his first personal computer in the late 1970’s, it saddened me to trade in my iPhone for an Android flip … Continue reading

October 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Expert opinion is empowering

By Sheryl Jedlinski My latest CT scans reveal a recurrence of my cancer, spreading beyond my original tumor discovered six years ago. My doctor assured me that this was more … Continue reading

August 31, 2021 · 1 Comment

Navigating the FOG

By Sheryl Jedlinski I live my life on “high alert,” waiting for the next Parkinson’s disease symptom to blind side me. Most recently, the culprit was “freezing of gait” (FOG). … Continue reading

March 23, 2021 · 3 Comments

No gym? No problem!

By Sheryl Jedlinski When fitness facility operations first were curtailed to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, I found myself locked out of my gym with no access … Continue reading

March 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

PD first took my sense of smell, and now my “magic” touch

  By Sheryl Jedlinski I left my hubby, Tony, asleep in our bed, imagining how surprised he would be to awaken to the smell and taste of our family’s favorite … Continue reading

December 21, 2020 · 6 Comments

Thankful to be alive

By Sheryl Jedlinski This Thanksgiving I am grateful to be alive, having eluded the deadly grasp of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; exceeded the five-year survival mark for people with advanced … Continue reading

November 23, 2020 · 6 Comments

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

Shopping then and now

By Sheryl Jedlinski Growing up on Long Island in the 1960’s, my friends and I looked forward to spending our Saturdays at one of the new enclosed shopping malls becoming … Continue reading

March 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Keeping calm when “The sky is falling”

By Sheryl Jedlinski Everything I know about pandemics I learned from Hollywood movies that play out our worst nightmare scenarios on the big screen. Providing the creepiness of horror movies and … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · 3 Comments

My mom was a strong woman

By Sheryl Jedlinski My mom was one of the strongest women I’ve ever known. When she decided to do something, no one and nothing dared stand in her way. Growing … Continue reading

March 7, 2020 · 7 Comments

Facts about dying with Parkinson’s

  By Sheryl Jedlinski When diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, many people view it as a death sentence and want to know how many “good” years they have left to live. … Continue reading

January 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Putting health and well-being first

By Sheryl Jedlinski As we usher in not only another new year, but a new decade as well, I am renewing my commitment to put my health and well-being first. … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · 1 Comment

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

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

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