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: Family Life

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

Celebrating a special Mother’s Day

  By Sheryl Jedlinski If your baby is “beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time,” you’re the grandma. … Continue reading

May 14, 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

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

New Year’s resolutions keep me focused on better tomorrows

by Sheryl Jedlinski I start the New Year fresh, with calendar pages of empty boxes waiting for me to fill them in with endless possibilities. I am anxious to put … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · 1 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

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

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

Celebrate the good times

As soon as they learned I was “cancer free,” my son, Steve, and daughter-in-law, Megan, decided this “fantastic,” if not miraculous, news warranted a celebration. Diagnosed with stage IV cancer … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 4 Comments

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