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: Physical Therapy

Mrs. April

By Sheryl Jedlinski When I learned that I had been named “personal training client of the month” (Mrs. April for short), I thought for sure it was an April Fool’s … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · 3 Comments

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

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

“You look so different…”

By Sheryl Jedlinski My first day back at the pool after a seven-month hiatus from swimming, I found myself changing clothes beside a woman I knew 20 years ago. I … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beating the Odds

By Sheryl Jedlinski, When diagnosed last fall with late stage endometrial cancer that had already spread well beyond my uterus, the smart money was not on me. Yet here I … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 8 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

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

Legends of the fall

By Sheryl Jedlinski Falling is a big concern for people with Parkinson’s (PWP). An estimated 68 percent of us fall each year; and 70 percent of these people experience recurrent, frequent … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · 3 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

Who says physical therapy can’t be fun?

My physical therapist suggested we have a “play date” at my house so she could evaluate how well I was mastering my virtual reality-based sports games and home exercises. As … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 6 Comments

Achieving new personal bests in Walk-A-Thon rekindled my inner spirit

Achieving new “personal bests” in speed and distance for the 2014 APDA Midwest Chapter Walk-a-Thon sparked a flame that rekindled my inner spirit. This annual event is one of my … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

Walking to the beat

As much as I resisted using a walking aid, it was love at first try for my aluminum walking sticks, which are the perfect complement to my bionic knees. I … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

“Your Stamina Sucks”

“Sheryl’s stamina sucks.” These were the exact words my physical therapist wrote on my reevaluation form. She drew a grumpy face for added emphasis. “I hope that’s a new medical … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

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