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Sherri W. Patient Expert

Medford, Oregon
Crazy. Sincere. Full of joy. Loves to sing. Takes wrong turns. Never asks for directions. Never... Full Bio
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Day 18: I Don’t Feel Like It by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I told a friend last night that I feel disconnected. Disconnected from the PD ‘loop’, ‘circle’, whatever. If you’re involved with a Facebook PD ‘group’, you know that the ... Read on »
Day 17: Who Are They? by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health   What do these four men have in common? They may all love kittens. They all have winsome smiles. At least one loved to draw cartoons. For certain – they ... Read on »
Day 16: Here’s What PD Feels Like and What DBS Did… by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I have been blessed by having Parkinson’s disease. Do I like having it? NO. But I have seen and experienced tremendous blessings because of it. Here are a few: I ha ... Read on »
Day 15: Ten Things Parkinson’s Patients Want by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health To feel good. To smell (what’s baking in the oven). To have people believe that the person with PD isn't pretending to have a chronic disease. Really. We have b ... Read on »
Day 14: One of the First INVISIBLE Signs of Parkinson’s Disease by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Were you aware that depression is one of the first and ongoing signs of Parkinson’s disease? Yep. So maybe, just maybe, those mood swings you or a loved one has been s ... Read on »
Day 13: Most Common Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The first most common symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease: tremors depression loss of sense of smell stiffness arm that won’t swing tripping han ... Read on »
Day 12: Feeling Better, Getting Better by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Okay, so maybe you won’t be jumping off a snow covered mountain peak on a snowboard or skateboarding down a rail, but having Parkinson’s disease is not a death sentence a ... Read on »
DBS – No Stress. Yeah. Right. by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health It’s been over 15 years since I began to experience symptoms relating to Parkinson’s disease. It’s been ten years since I was officially diagnosed with PD. It’s be ... Read on »
Day 11: World Parkinson’s Day by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health World Parkinson’s Day  is celebrated annually on April 11, in the midst of Parkinson’s Awareness Month (April). It also just happens to be Dr. James Parkinson’s  birthda ... Read on »
Day 10: Team Parkinson’s – The Captains, The Players, The Benchsitters, and The Fans by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Whatever part of the PD team you’re in, you’re not alone. As a patient or caregiver, contact us if you’re feeling isolated and need some encouragement. That ... Read on »
Day 9: Why Me? by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health If you have PD, chances of asking the question, ‘Why me?’ may have popped into your head on one occasion or another. I can honestly tell you, I haven’t asked that questio ... Read on »
Day 8: Craziest Comment Contest in Celebration of PD Awareness Month!!! by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Okay PJ’ers… to celebrate PD Awareness month, we are having two contests. Contest #1 starts today and ends April 15th (something fun has to happen on tax day). Looking ... Read on »
Day 6: New!!!! Comprehensive Guide to Blogs About Parkinson’s Disease by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Ever wish you knew where to turn to? Someone who’d understand  the fears you may have? Perhaps you’re considering Deep Brain Stimulation and would like to talk to someone ... Read on »
Day 4: Did You Know? by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Flying foxes… Heard of them? They are a species of bats that can grow to a whopping six feet across. Ugh! How'd you like those hanging around the attic? Don't worry – unl ... Read on »
Day 3: Why A Tulip? by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The James Parkinson Tulip If you were to see a yellow ribbon logo, you'd think of supporting our troops. Likewise, a pink ribbon being in support/advocating f ... Read on »
Day 2: Ten Signs that You Could Have Parkinson’s Disease by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The following information appeared in a pamphlet made available by the National Parkinson's Foundation in the effort to bring awareness to PD. Please note that Parkin ... Read on »
Day 1: How Many? by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health As many as one million Americans live with Parkinson's disease, which is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy a ... Read on »
Parkinson’s Awareness Month Begins Tomorrow!!! by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Here's a great way to advertise PAM (Parkinson's [Disease] Awareness Month): Order your shirt now! (click on link above to be taken to PDF's website page) ... Read on »
Preparing for Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health A Doctor’s Advice (originally posted March 17, 2010) In honor of PD Awareness Month, I’m sharing a previous post with the following disclaimer found on the origin ... Read on »