Archive for March 2012

Chris Boughton

The History Man

30 March 2012 by Chris Boughton

When I started my degree course at college last September I originally wanted to study just History as a single subject. However, my nearest local college only offered combination degrees so I chose History and Sociology. The nearest college offering just History was about 35 miles away from where we live which is unfortunately more […]

Chris Boughton

Peat and Pills

20 March 2012 by Chris Boughton

My sister recently stumbled across a website that detailed the family tree on our mother’s side of the family, going back to the 16th century. Our mother was born in 1931 in an area in the east of England known as the Fens, where her family have been traced back on this website to 1572. […]

Meg Pinfield

A Week is a Long Time…

19 March 2012 by Meg Pinfield

People say that a week is a long time in politics. It seems it can also be a long time in Parkinson’s disease (PD). So much can change in just a few days. Ivan never seemed to get better from his bout of gastroenteritis, so the community matron came to review him. She came on a […]

Briony Cooke

On and Off

15 March 2012 by Briony Cooke

Living with Parkinson’s is a challenge, but it’s never dull. Each day has its ups and downs; ‘on’ periods of intense activity when my medication is working well interspersed with ‘offs‘ when I have to wait impatiently for the next dose to kick in. The end-of-dose ‘wearing off’ has become a familiar daily event. It creeps […]

Chris Boughton

Poetry and Parkinson’s Disease

2 March 2012 by Chris Boughton

Last week was the eighth anniversary of my Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis. Not a happy anniversary to remember but equally one that is very hard to forget. Eight years ago I walked into the neurologists consulting room at my local hospital with a limp that I assumed was caused by a trapped nerve and walked […]

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