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: Friends

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cancer-free

By Sheryl Jedlinski “I have great news for you,” my surgeon announced as she rushed into the exam room clutching my latest test results. “You are cancer-free.” I could hardly … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · 6 Comments

Big Day

Today is the “big day” I have been anxiously awaiting with a mixture of confidence and trepidation. It will begin with me having a new CT scan, which will be … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 4 Comments

Celebrating the end of my chemotherapy

  This week was great cause for celebration among my family and friends as I finally finished the last of my 18 chemotherapy treatments. Getting to this point was not … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 4 Comments

Finding courage

By Sheryl Jedlinski As teens, my cousin, Wanda, and I would alternate summers at each other’s homes in California and New York. As much as we enjoyed our time together, … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · 5 Comments

Forever friends

By Sheryl Jedlinski Six of us moms were sitting in a restaurant sharing memories and photographs of our now adult children and catching up with each other’s “golden years.” Although … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 7 Comments

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