Author of Parkinson's Disease (Matador, 2013) and So, I've Got Parkinson's Disease (Matador, 2013), Terry Rummins shares her personal account of having Parkinson's Disease from the point of view of someone who has had the condition for fourteen years. So, We Progress, Parkinson's and I addresses a very complex neurological disorder that attacks movement and the initiation of movement. Written in a hopeful and positive manner, this book is for anyone experiencing the `enforced stillness' of a developing Parkinson's. Ideal for carers, friends, employers, the medical profession and all those people who have a long-term chronic situation. So, We Progress, Parkinson's and I expresses the setbacks of failure and the joy of progress encountered in the four years since publication of Terry's previous book. This book is an engaging account that includes practical approaches to everyday challenges including pain, dealing with `ons' and `offs' (the interaction of disease and medication), nutrition and drugs and the confusion that arises when additional difficulties occur. Woven with humour, this book encourages communication and highlights the importance of relationships.
Having been interested in the study of psychology, Terry Rummins began working in psychiatric hospitals, before qualifying as a psychologist. Subsequently, she developed an interest in the underlying cause of people's problems and how these can be turned into opportunities. When diagnosed with Parkinson's at the age of 58 Terry began writing her personal account from diagnosis onwards.