Tag Archives: Parkinsons Disease

Keep Calm and Pretend There’s No Risk

     Apologies, this will be my one and only Brexit post, but it has to be said. I have done well to avoid posts on the Brexit issue.      I have to take my medication every three hours. My symptoms start developing just after every two hours. If I cannot access my meds by every third hour, I

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Radio Parkies Podcast 12

Hello.  This is my final Radio Parkies broadcast, from 14th September 2019, with end of broadcast song… Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. Looking after your wellbeing in the cold seasons. I resigned from my Guest Presenter role at Radio Parkies, but here are some fond memories of my time presenting for Radio Parkies. I read two poems from my book ‘A Look

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Portrait: Bette Davis

I am back for more!  I was quite pleased with my portrait of Barak Obama, which you will find in an earlier article here.  My next subject is legendary actress of the golden age of Hollywood, Bette Davis.  What greater icon of the silver screen, perhaps, than this incredible actress who could cause men to fall in love with her

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Find Your Truth

     This Saturday, 14th September, sees my final broadcast for the wonderful Radio Parkies.  This will be my twelfth broadcast and that seemed a fitting time for me to inform Radio Parkies that I would be stepping down.  I am touched by the lovely and kind comments of the team that I have been working with at Radio Parkies,

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Life’s Flood Gates Opened

“The car park and my cafe were under water!  I felt almost broken…..I could barely go on….My dyskinesia and tremor were off the scale.” Brendan Quinn.  2019.     Brendan Quinn was thirty-five years old when he received what he called “…the shocking diagnosis of Young Onset Parkinson’s.”  I was to interview this inspiring thirty-eight year old, from Flintham in

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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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