Troubador So, Parkinson's, Call Me Bloody-Minded

Released: 28/04/2022

ISBN: 9781803132440

eISBN: 9781803139197

Format: Paperback/eBook

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So, Parkinson's, Call Me Bloody-Minded


This is a personal account of having Parkinson’s Disease from the point of view of someone who has had the disease for twenty years. Terry’s condition is now considered advanced. The book addresses a very complex neurological disorder, characterised by complications in the motor (movement) and non-motor (cognitive) aspects of the late stage condition. It is written in a hopeful and positive manner despite the burden, placed on the author, of the advanced symptoms and the drug side effects.

In So, Parkinson’s, Call me Bloody-Minded, Terry talks about preserving dignity amidst a deteriorating situation where even close relationships come under immense pressure. Her long acquaintance with Parkinson’s has created many methods of dealing with the condition’s difficulties. These methods are included here.

There is humour and there is pain, and the story contains themes emphasising the importance of living a fulfilling life during many traumatic situations that readers should draw inspiration from. It is for those people suffering this condition, their carers, friends and relatives, employers, and the medical profession.

Terry Rummins' books on Parkinson's Disease, published by Troubador, including her acclaimed 'So, I've got Parkinson's Disease', have been selected for display at the 5th World Parkinson's Congress in Kyoto, Japan during the period 4-7 June 2019. The Congress is organized by the World Parkinson's Coalition, based in New York.

The following are typical responses to Terry's books:


'The personal voice of Terry Rummins brings home the obstacles of Parkinson's, but also manages to turn them into a tremendous challenge. It is written from the heart and communicates heart. It is also a positive and informative read for those whose lives come into contact with Parkinson's. Terry is writing as her Parkinson's symptoms develop - she inspires hope for us all with her fighting spirit!'
Stephen Lowe, playwright

'The best no frills book on Parkinson's I have yet to read.'
Sue whose husband has Parkinson's, Malvern, UK

'This book provides a sound introduction to Parkinson's Disease from the point of view of someone who has had the disorder for ten years.'
Professor Patricia Limousin
Consultant Neurologist, UCLH, London


'The first book was good. This is better.
The first was valuable, this is important.'
Dr Jon Stamford BSc PhD DSc
Parkinson's Movement

'My husband, who has PD was almost radiant after reading it. It gives specific details about personal experiences which he immediately recognised in himself. This is rarely conveyed in more clinical descriptions about the disease. I would highly recommend it to both sufferers, carers, or anyone wanting insight into the ways in which it affects a sufferer, so variable from day to day and hour to hour.'
Kaycee, Amazon verified purchase

A personal account in pictures

'This is an excellent guide for all those affected by
Parkinson's and their health and social care practitioners.'
Nursing Standard, UK

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Terry Rummins

Terry spent much of her childhood abroad, in France, Malta and Germany.She developed an interest in psychology at the age of fifteen, after reading Freud. Working as a nursing auxilliary in several psychiatric hospitals further developed this interest and she decided to follow a career in psychology. After gaining the necessary qualifications she worked as a psychology lecturer, an educational psychologist and a counselling psychologist. For several years she was the Principal Psychologist in a London borough. Terry's mother was French and Terry has a strong connection with that country. She and her husband, Jack, now live for part of the year in France. They are active members of English and French Parkinson's groups.

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