Knowledge 2

So it’s taken me a while (but what’s new) but here is my second instalment of my diagnosis story. First instalment can be found here. So there I was, holding down a high powered job, crossing the globe advising multinationals at board level about their tax governance etc etc,  looking after two small boys, trying…

If. Or, Pollie writes a poem

A blank page is an opportunity. It beckons But I stall. I’m shy, uncertain, What if this is all? All I can produce. All I can get down. Small and stuttered, Slurred and slowed, I’m starting to slow down. What if I never find my voice What if it’s gone from me? Stealing into the…

Fall

<edited to remove the rubbish that dictating results in…stoopid iPhone> It’s a funny thing, when you have an illness like Parkinson’s, you forget that other things can happen to you too. You think u r  armoured against other illnesses and injuries. Sadly, you are wrong.  The irony is, until a couple of days ago, I…

Parked

I have an itch, I have a scratch I sometimes wonder if I can match My old ways, my triumphs, my career success. Will I ever, like I once did, get power dressed? My glories have gone now I’m off the fast track I’ve stepped down and slowed down I’ll never go back. But I…

Push:Pull

I’m in a funny place at the moment. Funny weird, not funny haha. Unfortunately. I’m finding that my status is changing. I’m becoming a ‘disabled’ person, guys. People wait for me. People hold the door for me. People are kind. I’m not always good with kind, even though it is well meant. It’s very hard….

Senior

I had a senior moment today. But I’m not senior. I don’t think I am anyway. I thought I if lost my handbag – forgot I’d locked it safely in the car completely. It slightly freaked me out. Is this a slippery slope? Oblivion or fatigue? I have a ‘thing’ about losing my marbles…that’s why…

Walls

How was your Bank Holiday? Mine was peaks and troughs but mainly peaks. After camping we came home, via the beach, and hugged bricks and mortar again. Not really of course although I suspect Other Half might have been tempted…then we were joined by a very good friend and her children for 24hrs of hilarity..but…

Bubble

One of the most disconcerting and frustrating  aspects of Parkinson’s is how it hampers communication. My mind is going a mile a minute, thoughts and ideas are spilling out and yet I type at a snails pace. So by the time I get it on screen, I’m bored/tired/moved onto the next idea. I tried to…