Got By The Cornavirus

Rang the mobility shop to enquire where my new special walking shoes had got to. It seems they are not being allowed out of China where they were manufactured because of the coronavirus. So at least my feet will not be catching the coronavirus and spreading it to the rest of me which is wasContinue reading “Got By The Cornavirus”

She Really Did It!

Just as I was writing the follow-up to my friend Naomi Allen’s headshave event, the news announced that raging bushfires had reached the little town where she and her family lives! I nearly died with shock. I knew she hadn’t been well that morning. ‘The boys were very scared’ was a bit of an understatementContinue reading “She Really Did It!”

Musical Bathroom Chairs

I’m hating this old person thing, buying all these aids, such as a deep sided dinner plate, but I do love my new bathroom chair in the shower. Quite expensive through my Occupational Therapist, but there now case of those split- second blackouts I have now and then. My bathroom is tiny but easy-clean lowContinue reading “Musical Bathroom Chairs”

A Helpful Medical Fund NIB

I dont know about you, but dealing with these robot pretend chat customer relations people online “does me ‘ead in” but once you get past it can be marginally better than hanging on the phone forever. Having said that, my medical fund staff and service at NIB Medical Fund are always great, but it wasContinue reading “A Helpful Medical Fund NIB”

An Unfurry Bear

I have this special teddy Its not a furry teddy, its specially made in the Shetland Isles as a collectable and is made of special machine-nitted knitted lace. Cost about $130. I got my grandaughters little matching ones made out of recycled knitted Fair Isle jumpers to go with mine, but they are too oldContinue reading “An Unfurry Bear”

Really Helpful and Positive PD Video

https://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/video/the-pd-you-dont-see/I have found these the least daunting and most helpful sources of information regarding Parkinsons and living with it. Families and caregivers may recognise some concerns they may have, and be able to accept that is why we are behaving this way. Perhaps then the family doctor or specialist can be consulted.Some PD vids scareContinue reading “Really Helpful and Positive PD Video”

The Nicest Thing You Can Say

“I forget you have Parkinsons” my helper said as I was struggling to get out of tthe car after our two hour outing. For a professional to say that was praise indeed, for I try hard to stay on top of it. We had set off for the little shopping centre at Jewells with theContinue reading “The Nicest Thing You Can Say”

Need Peace and Soothing?

“I will give you rest.” https://pray-as-you-go.org/p/o/2520 A really nice, gentle app with lovely music, a daily word from the Scrptures, short prayer and gentle love. No shouting, accusing or upsetting. My counselling friend, Kim, plays the daily message in her car on the way yo work. I find it gently soothes me before I goContinue reading “Need Peace and Soothing?”

Med Appts Are the New Hot Dates

There was a time when seeing a good-looking doctor could at least brighten the day but now all my doctors are either children or young females so that takes the shine off that. We are still trying to coordinate carer transport and medical appointments which nearly sent me round the twist this morning. First IContinue reading “Med Appts Are the New Hot Dates”

Does Retail Therapy Kill Pain?

Well that got your attention! I did find the most wonderful bag today which has been made locally in Belmont and was so nice and well done with lots of inside pockets and the smell of leather that it simply had to come home with me. At the time I felt no pain apart fromContinue reading “Does Retail Therapy Kill Pain?”

The Social Effects of Parkinsons

Something disconcerting happened in the cafe yesterday that is the first time I had experienced. Due to arthritis and degenerating vertebrae, scoliosis etc and the slowness of signals from my brain to reach my muscles I will often think “Let’s go!” and my body goes “Whaaaaat?” before it reacts. My friend first noticed it aboutContinue reading “The Social Effects of Parkinsons”

Xmas in July

Three of us have booked to go on the Nova Xmas in July cruise round Lake Macquarie in July. Christmas in July as I know it started back in the 80s and it is only coincidence that I had said to the Branxton Inn proprietors that I wished we could have a full Xmas dinnerContinue reading “Xmas in July”

I had the Best Day! Qwirkle!

Recently I met an interesting young man and learned to play Qwirkle! Jonathon Bridge and Katie Butler came by Uber to our community room where we met up with Philip Atkins from Uniting to discuss Jonathon’s idea as a Young Entrepreneur With Disability of taking his passion for table games to engage people in theContinue reading “I had the Best Day! Qwirkle!”

Watch “Walk more normally with Parkinson’s – 4 simple ways” on YouTube

Not something you can do along the main street but these movement hints really work! Especially the unlocking ones, which can be done anywhere. Needs must. Well worth a .try. Alexander Tressor himself lives with PD so he knows what works. Some of his other videos are set outside which is a nice change fromContinue reading “Watch “Walk more normally with Parkinson’s – 4 simple ways” on YouTube”

As Expected

We all knew it would happen and after a good start at 8 a.m. stripping off the quilt cover,putting on the washing, putting clothes away from yesterday’s washing , taking the garbage and recycling along to the bin, gone on up to the mailbox on the top level and down the three levels of theContinue reading “As Expected”

Lee Holmes Healthy Diet

Like me Lee Holmes had fibromyalgia which made her very tired, sick and sore. She was finally diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and after much research has come up with healthy eating that contains a lot of anti-inflammatory ingredients such as turmeric. It all made sense and I have come home not with her latest bookContinue reading “Lee Holmes Healthy Diet”

Helpful hint for meds

My friend Angela is always coming up with good ideas to make my life easier. I already mentioned the use of non-slip rubber matting for opening bottles and jars which works brilliantly but now I have also found it is great for catching the tablets from my blister pack or Webster pack as they callContinue reading “Helpful hint for meds”