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I’m a planner

Maybe it’s my natural inclination, maybe it’s my training as a Social Worker, but I know that I am a planner. I like to know what I am doing and who I am doing it with in almost every aspect of my life. Don’t get me wrong, there is room for spontaneity, but I do…

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Strength in numbers

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…

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Stress has a ceiling…

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…

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Stress and It’s just ‘stuff’ after all…

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…

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Every day I’m learning

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…

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Why are doctors reluctant to refer?

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…

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I don’t have time for Parkies right now!

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…

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These legs were made for walking

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.…

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A mixed bag this week

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,…

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