Month: June 2019

Nothing is Wasted

A few years ago my Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. This disease affects my Dad's nerve cells in the brain and reduces the production of dopamine. The loss of dopamine in the brain produces symptoms including muscle rigidity, tremors, changes in his speech and changes in his walk. When my Dad was diagnosed, we ...

The Pressure Cooker

Last week I was talking to a friend about how I was feeling, and she said "I feel like you are living in a pressure cooker". Her words stopped me in my tracks. For weeks, I have been trying to put words to exactly how my heart is feeling. A nonstop headache, a doctor's report ...

My Comforter

In mid March, I got a headache. I know that doesn't sound notable, but the headache felt similar to the ones I battled last year. I spent a few weeks ignoring the nagging headache that followed me everyday. I woke up with the headache and went to bed with the headache. Finally, I couldn't ignore ...