Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

Dancing in the Rain: Lessons Learned on my Personal Journey with PD (more at www.PDPlan4Life.com) Copyright 2013-20 Sheryl Jedlinski

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

What’s up with levodopa?

By Sheryl Jedlinski One of the questions people with Parkinson’s are always asking is, ‘How is it that 50 years after its introduction, billions of research dollars later, and a … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Wake-up call for PD awareness

By Sheryl Jedlinski Conservative pundits are fueling rumors that Hillary Clinton has Parkinson’s disease, and is therefore unfit to be President. Their fairytale is based on a diagnosis made by a … Continue reading

September 8, 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

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

One million strong

By Sheryl Jedlinski The number of Americans living with Parkinson’s disease has surpassed one million, and 60,000 more swell our ranks each year. While this is not something to celebrate, … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · 6 Comments

If we fall, but no one notices, did we really fall?

By Sheryl Jedlinski If we fall (like the tree in the forest), and no one notices, did we really fall? If we fall as a result of an incident that … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · 6 Comments

Exercise, Parkinson’s disease, and me

  By Sheryl Jedlinski For the first 44 years of my life, I used every lame excuse in the book to avoid exercise. This worked well for me until I … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

My doc makes my worries disappear

By Sheryl Jedlinski My visits to Cindy, my Movement Disorders Specialist, are as much about my emotional and mental health as anything else. My most recent visit was no exception. … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

When is it time to give up cooking?

by Sheryl Jedlinski A friend of mine had just started cooking ramen noodles for dinner when she had a sudden urge to pee – not an uncommon occurrence among people with … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Many reasons to be hopeful as we ring in 2015

As we prepare to ring in the New Year, I am hopeful that 2015 will bring us closer than ever to new treatments and drug delivery methods that could potentially … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Me, an athlete?

Ever since I paired a wearable personal activity tracker with my walking sticks, I’ve more than doubled my speed and stamina. Strangers who see me clipping along stop me on the street and tell … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Give thanks to “the village people”

Helping people with Parkinson’s disease live well longer takes a village working tirelessly towards a single goal. This Thanksgiving, on behalf of the millions whose lives have been touched by … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

Celebrating life’s milestones with a cause

I met my friend Claudia when she was passionately encouraging others to take part in Parkinson’s research and clinical trials. “When they see a middle-aged woman, mother and wife participating … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

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