Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Come on Christmas

It’s getting to feel a lot like Christmas as the song goes, and guess what I may even be organized this year.
I better not get that cleaver there is bound to be something I have forgotten.
I decided to go away this year go and party, live a bit or even a lot if the company is right. I will let you know when I get back.
It’s a coach trip only as I booked it on line the coach is coming up from the south and I’m heading across country from the opposite direction. The holiday is for singles so as long as there is at least one person who hasn't found a friend on the coach I should be alright. I just don't want to go somewhere and be the spare part. Which happens when everyone else happens to be part of a couple.
Please don’t let it snow until the New Year so that I can drive myself there. I do have a backup plan my big brother. He loves driving and has a nice posh car so I could arrive in style.
I get back from my Christmas break on Sunday and I am then heading down to London for the New Year. My friend and I decided to go and see the firework display for ourselves so with all these plans and a birthday as well I am now getting a bit excited. Then of course our Parkinson’s support  group have a Christmas Dinner which I do a lot of the organizing don’t you just love this time of year.

So if some kind person could take Parky off my hands it would be brilliant as I really don’t have time for him (not much chance of that but I can live in hope)

Sunday, 7 December 2014

A Bit Scary

Have I accepted that I have a condition called Parkinson’s?
If it wasn’t for my total dependence on Pills I would say no, but it really comes back to bite me when I go to get a pill and find the one I should have taken four hours before.
Is it really any wonder that I allow Parky to come and really annoy me.
This last week I have been on a Turkey and Tinsel break and had a great time. I had a go at archery, shooting and bowling besides doing quizzes. In the evening there has been dancing and most of the time I have been on the dance floor.
But miss just one of my pills and I begin to stiffen it’s a bit scary at times. I went for a swim on the first day and found it a bit difficult. I am not the best of swimmers but set out to swim the length of the pool, I was out of breath when I got to the end and went to grab the bar only there wasn’t one so I went under. I didn’t want to end up drowning on my first day of the holidays, I managed to claw my way up the wall and as you can see I am here to tell the story.
To be honest it gave me a bit of a fright and I kept it to myself not wanting to admit to my friends or myself just how scared I had felt. Was it the Parkinson’s that made me so breathless or the pills or am I just so unfit?