Feel the fear and do it anyway..

This is a saying I heard many years ago and something I try to live by in many ways. As an example, I had a friend who learned to sky dive when I was about 16 years of age. As someone who has always had a fear of heights the thought of it was quiteContinue reading “Feel the fear and do it anyway..”

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!”

Self care vs Finances…

One thing I have always tried to do for myself is to practice good ‘self care’. For me this means having regular small breaks throughout the year, as I work in a very stressful job. I currently work four days a week, Monday to Thursday and so have Fridays off. So, all I usually doContinue reading “Self care vs Finances…”

If only we had a crystal ball…

Life would be so much easier perhaps if we knew what to expect, but none of us has a crystal ball to be able to see what our future holds. Perhaps that is for the best. Today, I had a discussion with someone I have worked with for a few years now and who isContinue reading “If only we had a crystal ball…”

Doctor and Dental update

Further to my last post about my blood test, I was relieved to get an email from my GP to say they could use the bloods missed by the courier after all. So, I didn’t have to face the trauma of a blood test today. That was certainly welcome news. I still had an appointmentContinue reading “Doctor and Dental update”

Pity Party over….

I am pleased to report that I am in a much better frame of mind tonight. I have been to the gym and had a good workout and managed to do my whole programme with not too much trouble. I think last night I was just over tired and this impacted my mood. That said,Continue reading “Pity Party over….”