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

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 · 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

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

Good News !

By Sheryl Jedlinski Last week, almost three years after being diagnosed with stage four endometrial cancer, the latest CT scans of my chest, abdomen, and pelvis came back clean as … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · 8 Comments

Happy 1st Birthday to my one and only!

“The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren” – nationally syndicated columnist Doug Larson By Sheryl Jedlinski Those of us … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 · 2 Comments

My friend Jo-Ann

By Sheryl Jedlinski My long time friend Jo-Ann Golec died yesterday and I never saw it coming. Not even when she called the night before just to check in and … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · 5 Comments

Bringing my world back into focus

By Sheryl Jedlinski Over the past year, I have been experiencing increasing blurriness and double vision, especially when working at my computer or reading. I find myself straining to bring … Continue reading

February 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

With gratitude, I announce the publication of my first book

Twenty years of fighting the good fight. Sixty-five drafts of the manuscript to get the book to press. A publishing entity that didn’t exist a month ago. I’m delighted to … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · 10 Comments

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

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