When I was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s, I wondered how long it would take for the children at school to notice. They’d be sure to say when they did. Children don’t hold back on that sort of thing. So I’ve prepared my cover story. I plan to tell them that I was recently bitten on the finger by a radioactive trifle in a freak Ocado delivery (Dr Death in Bile Blueberry van) and am now gradually turning into jelly from the hand upwards. Eventually I will become JellyWoman; special powers sliding under doors. I explain this to YoungLochinvar. He nods. “I like the name. You’ll get lots of visitors thinking it’s a weird sex blog. Because of the jelly thing.” I’ll take his word for that. But if you are waiting for this to veer into 50 shades of Jelly; well, see that back button on your browser? Otherwise, welcome to the Jelly Chronicles.

6 responses

  1. Love it! Limoncello!! Is there a way of donating to your just cause for every reading of your wonderful blog?

  2. Thanks for following my blog and I will do likewise. It is nice to have a kindred spirit who knows what I speak of!

    1. I was very pleased to find your blog (as a link from Aquarius331, whose blog also speaks to my condition.)

  3. Rosalind Butterworth | Reply

    Am working my way through all the blogs as a treat each day. I started with the dreaded tremor in 2011, diagnosed officially in 2013. Your blog resonates so much – so many parallels – teaching, family, love of needlework and gardening and writing. It has been a great help, and I have begun the process of ‘coming out’ about PD which is proving to be so much easier than I imagined!

    1. Wow, Rosalind, what a lovely comment. Thank you so much! I’d noticed on my stats that someone had been reading through some of the old blogs and wondered who it was. And now I know.

      It looks like we started tremoring about the same time then: I first noticed mine towards the end of 2011. Are you a teacher too?

      Good luck with coming out!

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