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About Stitch

Shall I introduce myself? My name is Stitch This. Ah, you've guessed already that I've made that up, nobody would have parents that cruel would they? No, I write under a pseudonym so I can feel fairly free and easy about my comments and thoughts. So much more fun when you are invisible I think. I have two small, noisy, sticky boys and a husband who is rapidly turning into a boat-head as a pose to the rabid petrol head he has been ever since we met. Which was when we were 18. I am in my, ahem, early 40's and was diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinson's in January 2008 although the symptoms started Summer 2005. I have an established blog where I record my stitchy attempts and general life ramblings which hitherto has included PD stuff to a certain extent. It was that blog that has brought me here.

Lazarus

15Feb

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Silence can be golden but sometimes it signifies other developments. In my case I have been somewhat distracted by being made redundant after 15 years with the same employer. I was lucky. I got a job fast. But the whole … Continue reading

  

Come fly with me

13Nov

I do actually talk quite a lot. You would never guess though would you? I mean, I’ve been almost Trappist in my approach to this blog and I am actually quite ashamed tbh because I really like talkhealth and now … Continue reading

  

Mona Lisa smile. or not.

9Aug

I dont normally do this but I wanted to post a link to my post today about Bob Hoskins’ annoncement last night that he has PD. Here’s what I wrote on the subject of shaky celebs on my other blog. … Continue reading

  

Does she take sugar?

1Aug

I seem to find it hard to keep this blog on a regular basis but I hope you find the posts, when they come, are worth a quick run through at least. One of the reasons I don’t post very … Continue reading

  

All in the mind

5Jul

It’s been a few weeks since my last post and I have continued to have health challenges, physical and otherwise but I’m still standing and that’s a Good Thing. I wanted to take a little time today to try to … Continue reading

  

Checking in?

14Jun

or checking out? to be honest, I have had a bit of an up and down time recently manfully trying to deal with the impact of PD on my life, work, family…everything basically. This may be a surprise given i … Continue reading

  

Silence

27May

I’ve been mighty quiet recently. Very unlike me, I’m afraid. Times have been tough over at Stitch Towers, a major contributor to which has been a long lasting bout of insomnia. This is common amoung Parkinson’s patients but it doesn’t … Continue reading

  

On the other hand…

27Apr

Well, just before you think it’s going to be all doom and gloom here at Stitch Towers, I thought I’d count my blessings and try to think about 10 Good Things that have arisen due to my PD diagnosis. If Martha … Continue reading

  

Creep

18Apr

Parkinson’s is a funny old thing. It creeps up on you without you really noticing. Apparently, by the time you realise there’s something up, most of the dopamine producing cells have died or are distinctly doddery. It’s all too late … Continue reading

  

Boho or beige??

15Apr

Let’s continue with decorating my new pad here at talkhealth. Don’t worry I won’t exhaust the metaphor – we won’t be picking out coasters together. But I would like to set the tone, the style. My persona. And then we … Continue reading

  

Here I am…

13Apr

Here I am, in an empty, white room. I haven’t put the curtains up, rolled out the rugs or shuffled my comfy chair in – a new space for me to make into a home. Soon snippets and threads will be all … Continue reading