Parkinson's? You're Kidding Me, Right?

Parkinson's? You're Kidding Me, Right?


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In this book, journalist Sheryl Jedlinski tells the story of her 20-year journey with Parkinson's disease in a way that empowers readers to face this degenerative neurological disease with courage, grace, and dignity.
Sharing the knowledge, coping strategies, and experiences that have helped her live well with Parkinson's, Sheryl offers fellow patients insights that they crave, but rarely receive. She also uses her humorous adventures to address adjustments that must be made to enjoy a full, productive life.
Told through entertaining stories, this clever, creative read can benefit newbies and old-timers, care partners, doctors, nurses, and physical therapists eager to learn more about the practical aspects of living with Parkinson's. At the same time, the topics are broad enough to be relevant to anyone experiencing a life changing event of any kind.
The bottom line, Sheryl says, is that, "While we may need to dream new dreams to fit our New Normal, it is important to recognize that in so doing, we may exceed our original expectations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999748121
Publisher: Konoso LLC
Publication date: 01/05/2018
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 358,410
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Sheryl Jedlinski graduated from Chicago’s prestigious Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. She became a prolific writer on the subject of education for Illinois’ third largest daily newspaper, the Daily Herald, after graduating. As her family grew, Sheryl established a public relations consultancy specializing in education. After receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, Sheryl began advocating for patient rights. Her volunteer work as a communications expert and adept researcher for the cause lead to affiliations with noted organizations devoted to the search for a Parkinson’s cure. Sheryl served for several years as Vice President of the Midwest Chapter Board of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA). Her positive and humorous insights into living with Parkinson’s makes her a popular presenter, both on her own and with her Movement Disorders Specialist Dr. Cynthia Comella, at conferences around the country. Sheryl co-founded and wrote the content for an internationally recognized website ( devoted to Parkinson’s patients and caregivers. She also blogs about her personal journey with Parkinson’s on her own site at, and writes a regular column for Chicago’s RUSH University Medical Center Parkinson Newsletter. Sheryl’s latest adventure has her moderating a support group. Sheryl has been married to her college sweetheart, Tony Jedlinski, for 43 years. Together they raised two sons and last year became proud grandparents.

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