Guest Contributor ~ Johnny Parky’s, Parkinson’s Diagnosis

When writing this I wanted to show that even though I thought it (Parkinson’s diagnosis) was the end for me, it doesn’t have to be. I am still here , 11 years later dealing with the many twists and turns. Meeting some amazing people and doing creative things that I would never have done before. They are…

Tracy’s Weight loss & Healthier Lifestyle Journey ~ Week 3

I was supposed to be reducing my daily exercise on the treadmill because of my painful joints and stiffness but instead I did even more steps and now I’m really struggling. I have mentioned before I have to be careful because I can get obsessed with dieting and just three weeks into my Weight loss…

A Troubling Night

I slept a little later, this morning, than of late. How are you sleeping? It wasn’t restful. A friend has been unwell enough to need to call an ambulance and go to hospital for checks. I’m frought with worry and I’ve had to recognise that, on the back of the recent loss of my mum,…

Tracy’s Weight loss & Healthier lifestyle Journey

End of Week 1 Even though my joints are very stiff and painful right now I have managed to keep up with my daily exercise routine. This includes at least 1-1.5hrs on my treadmill with a walking speed of 6km p/h, 30 squats a day and using weights to help strengthen my upper body. I’m…

Vocalasation

Over the past few weeks, I have been experimenting with vocalisations. Following my attendance at speech therapy sessions, a year or two ago, my vocal difficulties have gradually returned. This is caused by Parkinson’s Disease. My speaking voice can go very quiet and mumbly, through to weakened or affected by stuttering. Before I see people…