I am a more emotional being since Parkies!

I think I have always been a reasonably emotional person but have noticed very much that since Parkies has come into my life, that I am definitely more so. Not that I wasn’t a caring person before, but I think that things matter so much more for me now.

I have been a more prolific writer, both in my Blog and in my poetry in recent times and particularly in the past year or so. Rather than making it more difficult for me to be able to produce both prose and verse, the opposite seems to be happening.

I have always found it easier to write poetry – and it’s always the rhyming type – when I am emotionally attached to the topic. The issue with this these days, is that I like to read my poems out to people. They are written in a way that I feel that they come across better when read out loud. The problem with this is that because I am emotionally invested in the topic, I can become quite tearful at times while reading them. Makes it a bit hard to read to others!

Poetry has always been a way for me to express myself and now it has become more important than ever for me to do so. I can be driving home from work and an idea for a poem can just come to me. By the time I have arrived home, I often have several verses written in my head and I have to go straight to my computer and get them down before they disappear. It’s not something I can ignore, it is almost a compulsion!

I know that medication for Parkinson’s can make people have different compulsive behaviours. If this is a compulsion/side effect of medications, I will take that with gratitude! Thank you very much!

Published by kiwipommysue

I work in health and have been with the same supportive team for over 7 years. They are all aware of my diagnosis and this helps tremendously especially while I get used to the idea of my diagnosis. My parents both had Parkinsons, so I guess my odds were higher than most.

4 thoughts on “I am a more emotional being since Parkies!

  1. I saw a photo of this text which had been written in chalk on a footpath and immediately thought of you.

    “One day you will tell your story of how you have overcome what you are going through now and it will become part of someone else’s survival guide. “

    I’m one of many, I’m sure, who are grateful for your writing.


    1. Rebecca. You touch my heart with your kind words. Just as you say you are grateful for my writing, I too am so grateful that I am able to help you and others working their way through this condition. Together we are stronger (Kia Kaha)


  2. Very much so .
    The meds just send you to weird places.
    I cry over very little and get upset over nothing .part of getting older as well
    Live each day is my moto


  3. Hi Cliff. I always say to people I work with when they cry, that tears are given to us for a reason. They can be cleansing and for those of us going through this condition, it can be tough at times. I would be concerned for people who don’t cry, given what we are having to deal with.


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