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  1. Do any of you here sleep - I get little or none

    I have mild sleep apnea and use CPAP. Diagnosed around the time of PD diagnosis. Slept well until last few months when I would wake up around 3 am and have hard time going back to sleep. MDS recommended trying Melatonin in a 5mg dose first for a week, then 10 mg if need be. If that did not work then I am to try 1 cap of Rytary and see if that helps. Melatonin in a 5mg tab seems to work for me so far. (Last dose of Rytary is around 5pm). No ill effects. Deeper sleep will produce more dreams I think.
  2. Bible Verses....

    https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/971-biblical-concept-of-atonement-the THE BIBLICAL CONCEPT OF ATONEMENT BY WAYNE JACKSON The English word “atonement” derives from an Anglo-Saxon term which, practically speaking, signifies “a making at one.” Though the English term “atonement” is common to the Old Testament, it is found only once in the New Testament (Romans 5:11 KJV). There the original term katallage is better rendered “reconciliation” (ASV; cf. also 2 Corinthians 5:19). The Greek word denotes the “reestablishment of an interrupted or broken relationship” (F.W. Danker, et al. 2000. Greek-English Lexicon. Chicago: University of Chicago. 521). In the biblical context, atonement has to do with the plan employed by the Lord to provide a way of salvation for sinful humanity by means of the redemptive mission of Christ. Here are the basic facts. (1) God is a perfectly holy Being (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8); sin, therefore, is contrary to his very nature (James 1:13). As a truly holy Being, the Lord cannot ignore sin, or tolerate wickedness indefinitely, in any form (Habakkuk 1:13). (2) Jehovah is also a God of justice. It is the very foundation of his rule (Psalm 89:14). Accordingly, some satisfaction for sin must be made. The principle is this: “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). (3) If, therefore, man was to be redeemed, God would have to extend mercy (cf. Ephesians 2:4) in some fashion whereby divine justice could be satisfied. Exactly how was that to be achieved? A “death” would be required to remedy the problem (Hebrews 9:22). (4) The solution is realized in the gift of Christ. Jesus lived the sinless life (John 8:29; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2:22), and therefore became qualified to function as a substitute offering on man’s behalf (cf. Hebrews 5:8-9). Through Jesus’ death, Heaven’s requirement of justice is satisfied (see Isaiah 53:11; Romans 3:22ff). Hence, the atoning offering of the Son of God became available to all men (Isaiah 53:6; John 3:16; 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9 (5) Jesus is the author of eternal salvation to all who obey him (John 3:36; Romans 6:17-18; Hebrews 5:8-9). One is reconciled to God when he, through obedience, accepts Christ as his “atonement” offering. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Romans 5:11; 1 Corinthians 5:13; Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8; James 1:13; Habakkuk 1:13; Psalm 89:14; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:4; Hebrews 9:22; John 8:29; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2:22; Hebrews 5:8-9; Isaiah 53:11; Romans 3:22; Isaiah 53:6; John 3:16; 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9; John 3:36; Romans 6:17-18 CITE THIS ARTICLE Jackson, Wayne. "The Biblical Concept of Atonement." ChristianCourier.com. Access date: March 10, 2018. https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/971-biblical-concept-of-atonement-the
  3. Just Interesting Things about This and That

    Hi Linda......can't send you msg. Is your inbox full?
  4. Bible Verses....

    Avbunyan, thanks for the reminder of the value of suffering from a Biblical perspective. If we are to be Christ like in the world, then Christ provided the perfect example in suffering for the sins of all mankind in all generations. In today's world we are reminded by the news media that there are Christians around the globe that suffer greatly for their faith, even to death. Our circumstances in this country are not so harsh in life and death persecution for one's faith but will it remain that way in the decades ahead? Separate Topic.. Museum of the Bible in Washington DC. Have you heard of it? It will be on the agenda for my next DC visit. Check it out at museumoftheBible.org Have a great Lord's Day!
  5. Life Insurance Qs

    Planning on keeping my policy and just reducing death benefit / premium if nothing else new is possible. They cant kick me out.👏🏻
  6. Life Insurance Qs

    I am getting ready to retire at year’s end. I currently have about 600k in GVUL insurance. Was thinking about getting some term insurance for a lesser amount when I retire. Will insurance companies insure Parrkies or charge more? Anyone?
  7. Which Medicare Insurance to Choose?

    My MDS uses the UPDRS Scale (Unified PD Rating Scale). If you google it you can see all the evaluation items that get scored and go into it. This is different than the Stage 1,2,3, 4 scale/criteria. The MDS observes your performance over a range of physical tasks (toe tapping, grip strength, finger tapping etc) and there is a battery of questions relating to depression, cognition, recent falls, balance issues etc.
  8. Which Medicare Insurance to Choose?

    My MDS used Datscan to confirm diagnosis after evaluating me using other protocols. Great tool in diagnosis. Since I will be on Medicare (with Military Tricare secondary) at the end of the year I too am researching what is covered and not covered by both plans. Anyone in forum land have a similar setup who has any advice?
  9. Rock Steady Boxing - definitely worth looking at

    Followup.....went to a Rock Steady session yesterday and was impressed with the multi-phase regimen. It is not for everybody especially if you have bad knees etc but I found it challenging and beneficial. I plan on going for a few months to start. As others have pointed out, perhaps the biggest benefit was some comraderie with fellow Parkkies of various ages and PD stages. It dawned on me driving over there that I had never met other folks with PD before. I was encouraged and inspired by the attitudes of many. There was even a non-PD stroke victim in the class who has shown the most improvement of anyone-- interesting! I recommend a free trial session to anyone who has an opportunity nearby.
  10. Rock Steady Boxing - definitely worth looking at

    Thanks Noah
  11. Rock Steady Boxing - definitely worth looking at

    Going to a trial session of Rock Steady Boxing this week. Just curious if those that go steadily (2X/week?) find that it replaces their gym regimens? I assume that most who participate have early to mid PD cases but could be wrong. I have an elliptical at home for cardio and do PT at home. Just wondering if this program is a substitute or complement to a gym membership for strength training? Thanks in advance!
  12. Early PD and vigorous exercise

    Anyone know how much the Rock Steady Boxing program costs per week or month? I imagine some differences are geographic.
  13. Bible Verses....

    "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached to you." 1 Peter 1:23-25. (KJV) The Bible tells of our origins, God's enduring love for man, our purpose here on earth, and our destiny. It is the book of books. "But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night." Psalm 1:2 (KJV) Hope all have a good day!
  14. Apathy - any suggestions

    +1 on Linda's comments. Just have to go get 'er done. I may add that if it is going to get done it will in the first two thirds of the day before fatigue sets in for me! I get up relatively early and by the third cup of coffee around 8am when the news on TV starts to repeat itself I know it is time to get in gear. I try and concentrate on that one or two main "to dos" and I keep a running list for the week and cross them off as they get done. Exercise, as a natural habit< is the biggest challenge for me and my sedentary type B personality. Executive function is taking some hits here and there in the planning stage. That all being said, there are still a few things I used to care about that just don't matter to me anymore! Thats no all bad when productive time is less. DB
  15. Getting to thankfulness

    I am thankful to have been blessed with the years I have lived, the experiences I have had, and the family and people around me. PD has fined tuned my priorities and sense of time like LAD discussed. We are all going to die some day, few get to choose, and I do not take the next hour or day for granted. I am just as vulnerable to be killed in a car wreck, or due to the mistake of someone else, by some other disease yet to come-- who knows? I look ahead and not behind. PD is another personal challenge in my life and Lord willing I will continue to deal with it.