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

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

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

“Slow down, you move too fast”

By Sheryl Jedlinski This past weekend, we celebrated our granddaughter Parker’s second birthday. Oh what a difference a year makes. Having the opportunity to watch her grow and become her … Continue reading

February 26, 2019 · 3 Comments

Losing a great physician

by Sheryl Jedlinski My Movement Disorders Specialist and friend of more than 20 years recently announced that she will close her clinical practice and stop seeing patients after June 30. … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · 3 Comments

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

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

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

No more “shopping till we drop”

By Sheryl Jedlinski My friend Pat had been cooped up in her apartment for three months waiting for her fractured hip, groin, and pelvis to heal following a fall. When … Continue reading

July 31, 2018 · 1 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

Stress aggravates Parkinson’s symptoms

By Sheryl Jedlinski Coming to grips with the last months of my Dad’s life and struggling to accept the loss of all that he meant to me left me feeling … Continue reading

June 25, 2018 · 6 Comments

My Dad

By Sheryl Jedlinski Although a man of average size, my Dad’s presence in my life has always been that of a giant. He was my most vocal cheerleader, president of … Continue reading

May 28, 2018 · 8 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

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