Medications and sickness

The last few days have been difficult ones as I unfortunately managed to get some kind of stomach bug. I have had three days of changing symptoms, all of which seemed like classic COVID symptoms. However, I have tested myself 3 x and have been clear. So the first day, I just felt really rottenContinue reading “Medications and sickness”

Medication Management

Ever since going on to medication as soon as I was diagnosed, I feel I have managed things quite well. Sure, there have been the odd occasions where I have forgotten to take my meds in the evening. Or perhaps the lunch time meds get taken at 3.00pm. Or the dinnertime meds have turned intoContinue reading “Medication Management”

My Anniversary of two years since diagnosis… 15/12/22

This year seems to have flown by and so too has the time from my diagnosis two years ago tomorrow. As I did on my 1st Anniversary I like to stop and take some time to think about how this year has been for me. I have just had a brief look over my postContinue reading “My Anniversary of two years since diagnosis… 15/12/22”

There’s always someone worse off…

Now there’s a statement! I was reading a post on a new Parkinson’s Facebook page that I have just joined and it struck a chord with me. Both personally and professionally. Here is what they had to say “I’ve heard that no matter what you’re going through, someone has it worse. I don’t like thatContinue reading “There’s always someone worse off…”

“Does it feel unreal sometimes?”

One bonus of the changes that have happened in my life since diagnosis is that I have grown closer to my cousin who also lives in Christchurch. Previously, we lived a reasonable distance away from each other and both living busy lives we caught up when we could. With our decision to move to NorthContinue reading ““Does it feel unreal sometimes?””

Feeling so Parkies all of a sudden.,.

It’s a bright late Spring day after two days of weekend rain. My husband and I went into the city today for a walk around. My dodgy knee has been behaving itself and we have been enjoying the fresh air and getting a bit of exercise.  As we usually do, we parked in the BotanicalContinue reading “Feeling so Parkies all of a sudden.,.”

Parkies,… So much more than a tremor

So, today I went to see an Orthopaedic Surgeon about my troublesome knee. While he was getting ready to inject my knee with something to take away the pain – which ironically was quite painful – he asked if I was on any medications. I love this question! There usually isn’t enough space to writeContinue reading “Parkies,… So much more than a tremor”

Managing Medication

It is coming up to nearly two years since I was diagnosed with this condition. On 15 December 2020, I was to hear the words, ‘you have Parkinson’s’. From that moment, I was immediately put on medication. The first of these was Ramipex or Pramipexole then later in the first year – from memory –Continue reading “Managing Medication”

Is selfcare selfish??

In my work as a Social Worker, I work in an environment that has a lot of responsibility and with that goes a certain amount of unavoidable stress. Because of this, it is important that I practice good self-care. This is something that I have always tried to do, to ensure that I can remainContinue reading “Is selfcare selfish??”