I have always been someone who has loved words. I even have favourite words like ‘penultimate’ and ‘serendipity’. I have always been quite articulate in the use of words and able to express myself. I have worked in radio previously – many years ago – as a co-host on a breakfast show and had toContinue reading “Cognitive Competence”
Category Archives: Exercise
Sometimes I cry…
Sometimes for no apparent reason I cry. I put a brave face on most of the time and can almost ignore the fact that I have Parkinson’s. I go about my daily business, doing my job, living my life and feeling pretty normal. Then out of the blue, it’s like something snaps me back toContinue reading “Sometimes I cry…”
Is it ‘PD’ or not ‘PD’?
This condition seems to come with a myriad of different symptoms and pain. It feels like every time I turn around something new hurts. I can’t seem to get a break from it and at times it can be quite demoralizing. About a month ago – maybe more – I started getting pain in theContinue reading “Is it ‘PD’ or not ‘PD’?”
A taste of the future…
It seems my run of bad luck with my body continues. Here I am just a few weeks out from recovering from my bike mishap and no longer feeling bruised and able to return to exercise. I’ve started back at the gym and at Aquasize just last Wednesday. Everything was going ‘swimmingly’ – pardon theContinue reading “A taste of the future…”
Getting back into life…
It’s been about two weeks now since I had the misfortune of throwing myself onto the ground from my racey red e-bike. It is certainly not something I ever wish to do again! I have given myself some time for the bruising to heal and so have not gone to the gym, gone to AquarobicsContinue reading “Getting back into life…”
Beware the perils of ‘Dr Google’
I am not alone in being guilty of consulting ‘Dr Google’ in the absence of being able to get hold of my GP or their Practice Nurse. However, the trap in this is that it seems to be human nature – or maybe just my nature – to pick out the worst ‘what if’s’ fromContinue reading “Beware the perils of ‘Dr Google’”
A bit of a cycling mishap
So, today I was preparing some food for my youngest grand-daughter’s family birthday get together. I made smoked salmon and birthday meringues – my specialty – and was looking forward to taking them to her and having some family time. Things were not to turn out how I envisaged! I had everything done and decidedContinue reading “A bit of a cycling mishap”
Here we go again…
So, on Friday last week I met with my community Speech Language Therapist. She works from the same hospital that I do, so I have seen her often around the hospital. We have also previously had some sessions in the rental property we lived in before we bought our new home. We had a bitContinue reading “Here we go again…”
How do I ‘do life’ and not focus on Parkinson’s?
I try my best to be positive and to do as many things as I can to give me the best chance of a good life as someone with Parkinson’s. A Psychologist I work with once said to me that I shouldn’t make my life all about Parkinson’s. Easy for her to say, but difficultContinue reading “How do I ‘do life’ and not focus on Parkinson’s?”
Group Fitness – So unlike me!
I have been trying for some time to work out what works for me in the way of exercise. I have started at the local gym and am happy to go there 2-3 days per week, depending on my work, my life and general commitments. At least 2 days should be achievable. Tonight I decidedContinue reading “Group Fitness – So unlike me!”