Jealousy and Parkinson’s

two green angry eyes

We all know that Parkinson’s is cruel. However it can be cruel in the most unexpected of ways. Whilst on this unpleasant and unwanted navigation of life with Parkinson’s I have learned some occasionally uncomfortable things about myself. I am writing specifically about my lack of sympathy and concern for those around me that become … Read more

Change of Tack

kitty fitton - a strong woman

Getting on with one’s life after a diagnosis of Parkinson’s is strange. There is the inevitable sadness, feelings of loss, confusion. I could go on with the negative stuff but it drags me down. Then there’s the good stuff. Yes, there is good stuff, but you might need to look a little harder for that. … Read more

New Normal

woman with red hair clutching a yellow pole and laughing

Last week I visited the neurology department at my hospital. I saw a different doctor (again) and two lovely medical students from the University of Otago. It was a visit I had not been looking forward to at all.  I am sorry to report that it met my expectations in that I left in a … Read more

Reality Check

I saw this week that a podcast I helped out with was shared as part of the run up to World Brain Day. I don’t know what World Brain Day is, but anything that helps promote science for the betterment of humankind is a good thing in my book. I was described as a comedian … Read more

In Science We Trust

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my experiences whilst having Covid-19. I think the strangest thing that came out of all of that was the amount of vitriol I received. Anger and nasty comments from anti-vaccination people who read the title of my post along with the image of a testing strip, and … Read more

Caution! Covid!

I have not written in a while. I honestly should begin everything with that sentance. I have excuses. We always have those too.  This week I have the best excuse, I have had Covid. Yes. It finally happened. Here’s my experience of Covid-19 and Parkinson’s. I have to begin by stating that I had been … Read more

On We Go

Sometimes I find it easy to think of stuff for the blog. It flows out of me and I can barely type fast enough. I tried dictating once, but the thoughts don’t flow so well. I hope I can continue to type as well as I do for some time. Well, forever really. Who wants … Read more

Living in Fear With Parkinson’s

Here we are. One week on from World Parkinson’s Day. What has changed? Well here in New Zealand Autumn is well and truly upon us. The colder days are interspersed with beautiful warm sunny days but chill from late afternoon. We’re lighting our fires in the evening and snuggling down with our families. Being honest … Read more

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