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

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

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

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

Doing Cartwheels

by Sheryl Jedlinski My latest CT scan findings exceeded my wildest dreams. Nine months after learning of the return of my advanced stage endometrial cancer, I am in remission again. … Continue reading

June 28, 2019 · 1 Comment

Kindness is contagious

By Sheryl Jedlinski A woman I’d never seen before went out of her way to come up to me at a retail nursery, stop me, and say, “I just want … Continue reading

April 9, 2019 · 3 Comments

Good News

By Sheryl Jedlinski To all of you who have been cheering me on in my battle with recurrent endometrial cancer, I am thrilled to report that after only four chemotherapy … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · 4 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

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

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

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

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