“Living By My Rules” by Simon Ingram is published

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  • (1888PressRelease) May 26, 2021 - ISBN #978-1800314221

    “Living By My Rules” by Simon Ingram is published

    An eloquent insight into living with and learning about Parkinson’s Disease

    About the Book:
    “Living By My Rules” provides an real insight into the struggles of living with an incurable, degenerative disease such as Parkinson’s disease. Simon’s stories of his early life will transport you back to a far simpler time, the 1970s. Amusing tales which will stir fond memories in all but the youngest readers… flares, scooters, mods and of course a nostalgic look back at his beloved football, an especially QPR. This book will make you laugh and it will make you cry but, what shines through is Simon’s ability to laugh in the face of adversity and his dogged determination to kick Parkinson’s into touch.

    About the Author:
    As the classic symptoms of Parkinson’s disease began to take control of Simon’s life, he became a shadow of his former self. After months of fighting a losing battle to keep the disease in check, Simon found the strength to talk to his family, even managing to book an appointment with a neurologist. Sadly, at a time when he needed an experienced health care professional to help him fight his corner, what he got was a cold, uncaring man who clearly had no time for his situation. However, his initial assessment proved to be 100% accurate; at just 36 years of age, Simon was told he had Parkinson’s disease. The desire to produce a written account of his life for his immediate family and friends led to “A Life Worth Living.” Ingram looks back at his life, often with humour and pathos, and decides that the way to keep going is to appreciate the life he has led. The only way to fight is to appreciate what battles he has already fought and won. After all, what else makes a life worth living? Ingram’s first-hand account of his life from his early childhood to teen years to his first signs of the debilitating disease give an insider’s look at not just a “disease” but a man.

    Excerpt from the book:
    “I do honestly believe that one day a cure will be found for Parkinson’s. Until then, I’m preparing myself for a bumpy ride as my symptoms continue to deteriorate. Following my most recent experiences though, I’ve redefined my own battle plan. I now have a better understanding of how much Parkinson’s attacks you at your most vulnerable points

    Armed with this information, I feel that I have regained the initiative and once again I am truly ‘Living By My Rules’.
    Parkinson’s has been a burden that I’ve had to contend with for the last eleven years. The need to battle against the degenerative nature of the illness, in what it feels like every waking hour since, has driven me to become a very single-minded person. When it comes to dealing with the condition, my plan is based upon a few key factors:

    1. Never lean too hard on others as this battle is ultimately yours.
    2. Do not forget, your actions will have a direct impact on the lives of others close to you.
    3. Always remain upbeat, a cure will be found.
    4. Simply smile and be patient with ignorant people. They’re out there, from politicians to sales assistants. It is however impossible not to feel just a little frustrated when these people cannot begin to understand what it’s like to have Parkinson’s and yet are in a position to directly affect those of us who do.”

    “Living By My Rules” by Simon Ingram is available in paperback format from Amazon at:

    Press/Media Contact Details:
    New Generation Publishing
    Tel. 01234 711 956
    E-mail: info ( @ ) newgeneration-publishing dot com

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