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

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

Physical therapy can make “off” time work for you

By Shery Jedlinski I went for a physical therapy (PT) evaluation seeking confirmation that the long-term gains I achieved through daily exercise were disappearing. How else could I explain why … Continue reading

September 5, 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

Rolling safely down the “off” ramp

By Sheryl Jedlinski My wake-up call came one Saturday night when my husband, Tony, and I were leaving a trendy  Chicago steakhouse. One minute I was fine, the next my … Continue reading

July 23, 2018 · 2 Comments

Trip resets my “days without a fall” clock

By Sheryl Jedlinski It had been more than a year since my last fall, but my record-breaking streak ended while I was on vacation. One minute I was walking with … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · 3 Comments

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

Walking sticks reduce risk of falling

By Sheryl Jedlinski Before I turned to walking sticks to help me get around, I was well on my way to becoming a “frequent faller.” I hit rock bottom the … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

“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

Exercise helps me take back my life

By Sheryl Jedlinski Only two weeks after major abdominal surgery, I am taking my life back and starting down the road to beating cancer. Much to the surprise of my … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 7 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

Everyone has a story to tell, a life lesson to teach

By Sheryl Jedlinski How long must some of us live with Parkinson’s disease before we accept, that for better or worse, the changes it brings to our lives are here … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 7 Comments

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