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: Treatments

Freezing brings unwelcome adventures

By Sheryl Jedlinski As my Parkinson’s disease has progressed, I have experienced “freezing” or the wearing off of my meds in a variety of places and at a variety of … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

“Smoothing” my way to healthier eating

By Sheryl Jedlinski Today I joined the ranks of countless Americans who are blending, making smoothies, and juicing their way to better health. Admittedly, you won’t find any of these … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · 8 Comments

Chemo: Planning for the worst, hoping for the best

By Sheryl Jedlinski I awaited the start of chemotherapy with both fear and hope; fear as to how my body would react to these powerful toxins; and hope that they … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Learning to live one day at a time

By Sheryl Jedlinski It has been just a week since I came home from the hospital following major abdominal surgery, yet it feels like a lifetime. Nothing looks the same, … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 8 Comments

My hospital stay was not as I expected

By Sheryl Jedlinski During my six hours in the emergency room (ER) waiting to be assigned an in-patient room, it was apparent to me that doctors have become an endangered … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Surviving the emergency room

By Sheryl Jedlinski By the time my doctor sent me to the hospital emergency room (ER) for a chest x-ray and an evaluation, I had a persistent fever, a horrible … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 9 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

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

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