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Ponderings on Parkinson's: An inside view of Parkinson's Disease
 
 

Ponderings on Parkinson's: An inside view of Parkinson's Disease [Kindle Edition]

Sarah Nock , Hans Diebschlag
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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''Let us seek to fathom those things that are fathomable'', said Goethe, ''and reserve the unfathomable for reverence in quietude.'' The point is well illustrated by Sarah Nock in her recent book PONDERINGS ON PARKINSON'S. She describes with wit and verve the many consequences of her illness as it has affected her over the past 20 years............... These misfortunes can be ameliorated with medication - though less so, regrettably, as time passes. But a true unfathomability is revealed in the resilience of the human spirit that continues to assert its authority over the malfunctioning of the brain. How that can be so certainly merits reverence in quietude...'' --Dr James LeFanu, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

''I've endured it (PD) with help from many sources, but few more useful than Sarah Nock's little book in which she modestly, and from personal experience (She's suffered from the condition for more than 20 years), provides a touching footnote to the battle.......this is a moving and useful guide.'' --Leo Cooper, DAILY MAIL

''It's a great book.....A great read, an interesting read, an inspiring read - and it's fun'' - Gordon Astley, BBC Southern Counties Radio

''Sarah Nock has succeeded in writing an entertaining, thought-provoking, and educational book about what it is like to have Parkinson's Disease. It has certainly provided me with a better insight into how this condition can affect people, and with this additional knowledge I hope to be better able to help, and understand, those of my patients who also have Parkinson's Disease - to whom, and those around them, I'll be recommending her book.'' - Dr Robert Hicks GP, Author and Broadcaster.

''The title says it all - this is a patchwork of jottings on Parkinson's with titles like 'On not looking drunk at Victoria Station'....Although personal, Sarah's Ponderings will resonate with many who read this book...a box of chocolates rather than a Sunday lunch.'' -Jon Stamford, The Parkinson Magazine of the Parkinson's Disease Society. --... and more

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The Kindle edition introduces this much loved UK print book, first published in 2007, to an international audience. An amazing and inspiring inside view of Parkinson's Disease, with a foreword by Professor Andrew Lees, MD, FRCP.

"She describes with wit and verve the many consequences of her illness over the past 20 years....[revealing] the resilience of the human spirit" -
Dr James Lefanu - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

"I've endured it [PD] with help from many sources but few more useful than Sarah Nock's book....This is a moving and useful guide " - Leo Cooper - DAILY MAIL

"A great read, an interesting read, an inspiring read... and it's fun" -
Gordon Astley, BBC RADIO

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 780 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Ferry House Books; 978-0-9557011-5-3 edition (19 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084U411W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #113,821 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it and feel compelled to comment 30 Jan 2008
Format:Paperback
Having worked for a Care Agency for many years I have looked after several people with Parkinson's Disease. Their's can be a lonely path to tread and I am convinced that many sufferers would benefit from reading (or being read) Sarah Nock's book and derive the kind of easing felt when realising one is not alone. The insights of the 'insider', observed with wit, wisdom and a clearly indomitable spirit will surely bring comfort to many and hopefully (as they do for me) some clarity and understanding for carers and families.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How do you cope with Parkinson's Disease? 8 Oct 2007
Format:Paperback
This is a wonderful book, about Parkinson's Disease, from a woman who has lived with the condition for more than twenty years. At the very least, it will make you laugh. And if you have Parkinson's yourself, it may give you strength and inspiration, as well as quite a few practical suggestions, to help you continue to live a full and creative life.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great insight 1 Nov 2007
Format:Paperback
Difficult to put down. I actually read this brave, funny [and distinctly literary] memoir in one sitting. There can't be that many people who've lived with Parkinson's Disease for over 20 years and still been willing to explain its effects with such verve and luminosity. What a dreadful affliction but what a riveting read --- in a strange way quite uplifting, I thought.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Parkinson's Lore 17 Dec 2007
Format:Paperback
This is a brave little book that addresses a frightening progressive disease with a combination of common sense and infectious humour. Not only will it give comfort to fellow-sufferers but it will help those they encounter have a better understanding of what is going on with people who cannot, for the moment at least, explain themselves. Unlike Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Sarah Nock makes clear, doesn't involve losing one's marbles. Her book is the clearest evidence of that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outside Looking In 28 Oct 2007
Format:Paperback
It has been so helpful in giving me insight into my mother's illness, which is otherwise quite incomprehensible from the outside. All to easy to dismiss the symptoms as shaking and stiffness without being able to imagine what those, and the host of other less obvious symptoms, feel like.
So glad to have humour and gorgeous metaphors to help me, and must be even even more important for the people with Parkinson's themselves.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comfort 26 Mar 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book about a person who has Parkinsons for a friend who suffers from the same condition.

She has found it to be comforting and informative. Reading about someone else experiencing the same feelings, symptoms and problems has confirmed to my friend that she is not alone in her suffering and at the same time has helped her formulate different ways of dealing with a PD life.

If you know someone with PD then consider buying this book for them.
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