Looking Good?

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There is so much misinformation about so many things, but I hear lots of crazy things about people with Parkinson’s. Whilst looking up songs for my upcoming first radio show about (naturally) Parkinson’s Disease, (other disabilities and illnesses will be discussed) I found this little gem.  “On average, people with Parkinson’s die about 16 years … Read more

Jealousy and Parkinson’s

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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

No Thanks For The Memories

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Good old Facebook, always there, ready to surprise you with that memory option. I was going to write about feminism, nothing to do with Parkinson’s at all. I can hear some sighs already. Don’t worry. Facebook put paid to that as it reminded me six years ago I visited the hospital for the first time … Read more

I’m a Professional Public Speaker.

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I’m a Professional Public Speaker. I want to write about being a professional public speaker. I’d like to avoid discussing living with young-onset Parkinson’s. This was never supposed to be a blog about Parkinson’s Disease. It was supposed to be about my comedy, my MC (Mistress of Ceremonies) skills and of course, my ability to … Read more

Still Fighting

red haired woman in grey hoodie and glasses looking crossly into the camera with folded arms.

Remember I’d said that I’d written a piece about the way people with Parkinson’s (pwp) were depicted? I was worried about possible implications if I posted it, yet once again I found myself cut adrift, alone, and wondering what more could possibly come along to cause me strife. (Actually, there’s always more, you have to … Read more

Just Another Person With Parkinson’s

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This week I completed a set of questions for Parkinson’s Life magazine. It got me thinking about how people perceive those with Parkinson’s Disease.   My talks cover that off too of course, and it’s something I’ve pondered myself. I sometimes wonder what my friends truly think of this, and my efforts to continue life as … Read more