It is strange to me that I have spent my life resisting a lot of group activities and yet I find myself embracing groups since my diagnosis. While I have over the years joined a gym and attended from time to time, gym classes left me cold. When I have tried to join in gym…Keep reading
Life is stressful. Life with Parkies is stressful. Some stress is unavoidable and part of everyone’s daily life. I find myself with a number of significant stressors in my life at present and I have discovered something about myself recently. That discovery is that I have a finite reserve for dealing with stress. I have…Keep reading
So, in previous blogs I talked about the plan to sell our large, two-storey home and downsize to a single storey home. Well, Auction day came and in the morning our beautiful home went under the hammer. Long story short, we sold our home to a lovely couple – the wife being a nurse from…Keep reading
As I move along the road which is my journey with Parkies, I find that I am constantly learning. Not only learning about Parkies itself, but about myself as a person. My priorities are changing and I am becoming more family focussed and wanting to spend time with those I love. This weekend we had…Keep reading
I met with someone recently who I know and who I was unaware has also recently been diagnosed with Parkies. They are in the early stages – just six weeks ago – and very much going through the ‘Grief and Shock’ stage. Their story struck a chord for me for many reasons. I remember the…Keep reading
I have been a bit absent from my Blog for the last couple of weeks. Maybe that’s a good thing? A good thing because maybe I am letting go of my focus on Parkies and what it means for my life. Maybe, just maybe, I am finding a space slowly that puts Parkies in the…Keep reading
So this is it. Big decision made. Contract signed to sell our beautiful, beloved home. This is a decision not lightly made by either of us (with Parkies looking over my shoulder). It is a hard decision, but we are agreed the right one. The ‘sensible’ one. The ‘adult’ one. We are planning for the…Keep reading
I have been thinking about how much we take walking for granted and balance too for that matter. The weekend for me starts on a Friday and I have a Parkies exercise class that is now part of my life. One exercise involves a wide side step with wide arms and back to the centre.…Keep reading
I am aware that in recent times my blog posts have not been the most positive. With everything that happens in life, work/life balance etc just getting through a week can be stressful. There have been high points and not so high points – no real lows, so that’s a bonus – and so, yes,…Keep reading
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