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”
Category Archives: Symptoms
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”
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??”
A new weird little something going on….
So, I seem to be a collection of strange things that are happening to my body. I have had shoulder surgery, joint replacements in four of my fingers, a hiatus hernia, Dysphagia – long before Parkies diagnosis – a meniscus injury in my knee and fatty liver. On top of that we have good ‘olContinue reading “A new weird little something going on….”
In my work over the years, I have worked with many people in challenging circumstances. They have had sudden devastating illnesses such as strokes and brain tumors, dementia and a vast array of other conditions. I have worked with them and their families and done my best to support them as they either progress –Continue reading “Inspirational”
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’?”