Kingdom of Parkinson’s. 1. The Gate

 The Kingdom of Parkinson’s   The Gate | The Family | The Shrink | The law | OnMeOwn | Plumber | The Place | The Market | Friends | The Translator | The Writers | The  Overthinkers | The Craftswomen | The Chemists | The Invisibles | The Scientists | The Clinicians | The Stock […]

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Comfort us.

  She had fallen on her knees while running. There was even blood! She didn’t want to cry, but the tears ran down her cheeks nonetheless. The little girl’s mother ran to her and explained that there are 10 different types of plaster, 12 types of pill and 8 types of ointment. Oh, and if […]

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Dream on, Baby

What did you dream about last night? Who were you with? No matter what, I assume you were yourself? I’m always myself in my dreams. Which can be a bit of a pain, especially when I’ve been known to dream 3 dreams a night. Sometimes, I’m just a passive bystander watching from the sidelines, sometimes […]

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Dear Parkinson’s, take your hands off my cake. Now.

If you’d told me four years ago that we’d be having a new veranda erected in the garden today, I’d never have believed you. Or that we’d both still be working and I’d have put on 8 kilos despite having exercised more over the past 4 years than I ever did in the previous 46. […]

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Stick the World back together Parkinson’s Day 2016

 It fell apart. I truly believed, felt even, that the world had fallen apart. Heard it rumbling throughout the night, louder and louder and then! Then what? Worlds do tend to fall apart from time to time. Ours did when one of our children died. In fact, it was her world that fell apart, her […]

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Parkinson's. Business as usual.

How to talk to my doctor. Ten tips

ID card? Where’s my hospital ID card? And socks, am I wearing clean socks? What if I have to undergo an examination for one thing or another, on that paper-covered couch in my whiffy socks. And he’ll naturally assume (I have a he) that I’m not looking after myself properly anymore. You bet he’ll ask: are […]

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