Tag Archives: Neurological Disease

When Things Change

    My next appointment with my neurologist, is towards the end of this month.  This is where I meet for what is a review, roughly every six months, to explore how Parkinson’s is being experienced by me and to assess the progress of the disease.  My medication is reviewed and I have the opportunity to ask questions; of which

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Breaking the Chain

I have just been compiling my medication for the week ahead, into my medication dispensing boxes; known as dosset boxes.  Today, I am reflecting, with not undue concern, about the risk Brexit places upon the supply chain for my medication. One aspect that is of major concern for me, on the subject of Brexit, is that of medications supply.  My

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Radio Parkies Podcast 7

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 27th July 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. Diagnosis. Change. How some people develop depression following diagnosis. Growth. Acceptance via adaptation. Achieving solutions and maintaining responsibilities. The ego. Song: ‘I’ll Be There’, by Jess Glynne.   Select the following link, to listen: Dean’s Broadcast of 27th July 2019.

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Onwards

“Only those who attempt the absurd, can achieve the impossible.” – Albert Einstein.     Today, I received something very pleasing, through the post. It was a certificate. I now have a Diploma in Creative Writing!  I am delighted.     My joy comes not just from achieving something that was always on my bucket-list and which opens up a

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Being a Case Study

I arrived with a good twenty minutes to spare.  It had started to rain, as I drove into the tiny double-level car park.  I found a little bit of chaos going on.  The car park was full, with no sign warning drivers that there were no available spaces.  Cars were still driving in.  Some drivers had clearly just double parked

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Doctors in Training

It’s 1am and I am sitting at my desk in quiet contemplation.  In a little under ten hours, I will be the focus of attention for a number of Junior Doctors who are in training.  I have been invited in to my local Doctor’s surgery, which is also a training school for part of the training programme for Junior Doctors. 

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Talking Parkinson’s

In the Parkinson’s community that is Parkinson’s Road; a Facebook based global support group that I write for and co-facilitate, the subject of communication between people with Parkinson’s and those close to them, arises frequently.  This is an incredibly important and complex subject and this post is just another brief aspect of a far bigger discussion. My belief, as a

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