Hope in the face of Parkinson’s disease.
“3 Give praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! He is the Father who gives tender love. All comfort comes from him. 4 He comforts us in all our troubles. Now we can comfort others when they are in trouble. We ourselves have received comfort from God.” II Corinthians 1:3-4
In June of 2008 I went to a neurologist because of a tremor in my left hand which had lasted for at least four months. At first I tried to deny I had a problem, hoping it would go away. It didn’t. After a physical examination and an MRI the doctor told me I had Parkinson’s disease.
The neurologist gave me a book to read that sounded like a horror story and I was the main character. I learned there are five stages to the disease and I was in the first stage. I found three facts to be disturbing. Parkinson’s is a chronic disease, there is no cure. It is a progressive disease; if I live long enough I will achieve level five. Finally, it becomes a primary disease because it affects every area of life.
Being a Christian and a certified advanced addictions counselor I knew there was…
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