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The invisible friend who is helping me to do 'normal' things

31 October 2022
The invisible friend who is helping me to do 'normal' things

The invisible friend who is helping me to do 'normal' things

31 October 2022

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker on how living with Parkinson's disease is like being a rubbish undercover agent


Parkinality: The Wise-ish Man is strapped in for life in the fast lane

22 October 2022
Parkinality: The Wise-ish Man is strapped in for life in the fast lane

Parkinality: The Wise-ish Man is strapped in for life in the fast lane

22 October 2022

Columnist Julie Walker is having to keep up with her partner Andy Johnson after he got a new mobility scooter


Parkinality: Lifting the lid on the day my brain operative Lavinia got support

29 August 2022
Parkinality: Lifting the lid on the day my brain operative Lavinia got support

Parkinality: Lifting the lid on the day my brain operative Lavinia got support

29 August 2022

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker hopes being 'switched on' after brain operation will help her to do much more than just taking out the rubbish


Parkinality: Preparing for switch on after brain op with Head Fairy’s help

05 August 2022
Parkinality: Preparing for switch on after brain op with Head Fairy’s help

Parkinality: Preparing for switch on after brain op with Head Fairy’s help

05 August 2022

'I have a rechargeable handset which my consultant will connect by bluetooth to the battery pack under the skin on my chest and I will be switched on'


In and out of hospital for an eight-hour brain op in 33 hours

11 July 2022
In and out of hospital for an eight-hour brain op in 33 hours

In and out of hospital for an eight-hour brain op in 33 hours

11 July 2022

Parkinality columnist and Parkinson's disease sufferer Julie Walker on the brain surgery designed to improve her quality of life.


'Parkinson's diagnosis is like a concrete boulder being slung into peaceful stream'

03 July 2022
'Parkinson's diagnosis is like a concrete boulder being slung into peaceful stream'

'Parkinson's diagnosis is like a concrete boulder being slung into peaceful stream'

03 July 2022

The Indie's Parkinality columnist Julie Walker looks at the many different ways you can get help and support after a Parkinson's diagnosis


'I want to live in the Splendid Saturday of Bish Bash Land – with no sign of Janet'

06 June 2022
'I want to live in the Splendid Saturday of Bish Bash Land – with no sign of Janet'

'I want to live in the Splendid Saturday of Bish Bash Land – with no sign of Janet'

06 June 2022

Indie columnist Julie Walker, who writes about living with Parkinson's disease, reflects on her mixed Bish Bash experience...


'My brain operation has been postponed but my bag will remain packed'

05 June 2022
'My brain operation has been postponed but my bag will remain packed'

'My brain operation has been postponed but my bag will remain packed'

05 June 2022

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker on the postponement of her seven-hour brain operation using deep brain stimulation (DBS)


'How I cope with unwanted guest of Parkinson's when out and about'

29 April 2022
'How I cope with unwanted guest of Parkinson's when out and about'

'How I cope with unwanted guest of Parkinson's when out and about'

29 April 2022

The Indie's Parkinality columnist Julie Walker on the items and services that can make staying active and mobile with Parkinson's disease a bit easier


'Please keep your kind offers of help coming, but no piggy backs'

18 April 2022
'Please keep your kind offers of help coming, but no piggy backs'

'Please keep your kind offers of help coming, but no piggy backs'

18 April 2022

Parkinality correspondent Julie Walker creates a YouTube video as she marks - but definitely does not celebrate - her 10th Parkinson's Awareness Month


Covid with Parkinson's: A 'blue light' ambulance, lost voice and hospital fears

17 January 2022
Covid with Parkinson's: A 'blue light' ambulance, lost voice and hospital fears

Covid with Parkinson's: A 'blue light' ambulance, lost voice and hospital fears

17 January 2022

'I'd picked up some sign language phrases from Rose and Giovanni on Strictly, but I didn't think the sign for 'applause' would be useful in hospital'


'Attempts to get back to normal are not proving straightforward'

16 August 2021
'Attempts to get back to normal are not proving straightforward'

'Attempts to get back to normal are not proving straightforward'

16 August 2021

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker on coming to terms with the world post-lockdown


'Putting myself through a testing time for brain surgery chance'

17 May 2021
'Putting myself through a testing time for brain surgery chance'

'Putting myself through a testing time for brain surgery chance'

17 May 2021

The Indie's Parkinality columnist Julie Walker is hoping to have deep brain stimulation in her battle with Parkinson's disease


'I'd love to be able to get stuck into Edible Book Day in 2022'

11 April 2021
'I'd love to be able to get stuck into Edible Book Day in 2022'

'I'd love to be able to get stuck into Edible Book Day in 2022'

11 April 2021

How year in lockdown, taking 7,280 tablets with a lack of exercise and social interaction, has affected Indie columnist Julie Walker's Parkinson's.


Parkinality: The Hokey Cokey that is lockdown life has left everybody a bit shaken

29 November 2020
Parkinality: The Hokey Cokey that is lockdown life has left everybody a bit shaken

Parkinality: The Hokey Cokey that is lockdown life has left everybody a bit shaken

29 November 2020

The Indie's Parkinality columnist Julie Walker chooses her personal highlight, challenge and lowlight from a very different 2020


Parkinality: Getting the support you need and exercise in these tough times is vital

19 October 2020
Parkinality: Getting the support you need and exercise in these tough times is vital

Parkinality: Getting the support you need and exercise in these tough times is vital

19 October 2020

Julie Walker on how to get support and exercise when living with Parkinson's disease during the coronavirus pandemic


Parkinality: 'Thanks to those who helped out when we ate out'

25 September 2020
Parkinality: 'Thanks to those who helped out when we ate out'

Parkinality: 'Thanks to those who helped out when we ate out'

25 September 2020

Julie Walker, who lives with Parkinson's disease, reflects on her Eat Out to Help Out experiences, including a cocktail incident at Peach


Why our decision to venture out after 19 weeks in self-isolation was a good shout

13 July 2020
Why our decision to venture out after 19 weeks in self-isolation was a good shout

Why our decision to venture out after 19 weeks in self-isolation was a good shout

13 July 2020

Julie Walker writes a column for the Bishop's Stortford Independent called Parkinality, about living with early onset Parkinson's disease.


Parkinality: 'I've been making Christmas cards – it's time to get out'

22 June 2020
Parkinality: 'I've been making Christmas cards – it's time to get out'

Parkinality: 'I've been making Christmas cards – it's time to get out'

22 June 2020

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker on trying to emerge from lockdown - and how a light-up walking stick has helped her work out social distancing


Parkinality: I'll do the Time Warp again, but I'd rather not have to repeat lockdown

04 May 2020
Parkinality: I'll do the Time Warp again, but I'd rather not have to repeat lockdown

Parkinality: I'll do the Time Warp again, but I'd rather not have to repeat lockdown

04 May 2020

Parkinality columnist Julie Walker on doing her best Rocky Horror dance and the challenges living with Parkinson's disease during lockdown


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