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Dancing Bear

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  1. Without any attempt to start a thread I post a periodic Bible verse that may be the source of some strength, comfort, or inspiration to my fellow "Parkies" in the best or worst of times as we deal with our challenges. Feel free to add a verse if you wish for those so inclined on this topic. It would be helpful if you mention what bible translation your verse is from if you do post. Have a great week. Romans 8:35-39 (KJV) Paul to the church at Rome Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  2. Thanks Peace, When I reread from Matt 6:25-34, the theme seems to be that we ought to value the the eternal life ahead more than our worldly needs and desires regardless of circumstance. We need to think about the fact that "Don't worry" is as much a command from the Lord as any other command. Multiple references to this topic are made in the NT. Tough to do at times -- no argument there. I keep meaning to ask if anyone has seem the movie "The Case for Christ"? Is the movie as good as the book? Please chime in if you have seen it. Thanks, DB
  3. Thanks for sharing that video. So many things like this available at our fingertips on the internet! Do you still keep in touch with your college friends?
  4. Good morning Linda, Now I know you probably don't follow NCAA Div 1 Men's Lacrosse BUT Johns Hopkins is usually a powerhouse to be reckoned with in the final 4 and championship which is traditionally played on Memorial Day. Johns Hopkins didn't make the final four this year.... However on a positive note to start the week........Maryland won it all beating Ohio State 9-6! Thought you would want to know that for some reason..........DB
  5. Is anyone on this combo now? How is it working for you? I will be starting Azilect soon on top of the other two. DB
  6. Best to ask these questions on the other forums (Doctor and Pharmacy) to start with or search the other forums as Linda suggested for past postings.
  7. Another PWP who is not on this forum told me to check out on google "Fluoroquinolones and Parkinson's Disease". I see where there are some possible neuro side effects in taking these types of antibiotics but nothing to indicate these antibiotics were ever identified as a cause of PD. Anyone done any research on this or have a doctor who is knowledgeable on this particular topic? DB
  8. PD impacts the autonomic nerve system (the nerve functions that happen involuntarily in the background) which affects things like urology, blood pressure, breathing, and eyes/pupil adjustments. Perhaps light sensitivity is a result of this? Check it out. DB
  9. Yes it does Linda. Thanks to all!
  10. Hello Forumland, Hope you are having a "winning day". Does anyone have a good website or document on PD and PD education that you would post to Social Media or send as an attachment to family and friends in the name of PD awareness? Could you post it here? Looking for something concise and informative. Thanks in advance! DB
  11. Linda, I tried to send you a msg but can't. Is it time for an inbox cleanup? DB
  12. Hi Doctor, Not to cause thread drift but you talk about "sides". Do all PD patients eventually have the disease spread to both sides of the body or can motor related symptoms stay on one side for the patient's lifetime (tremoring etc)?
  13. No pain in ankles but swelling if on my feet for extended periods. It is a side effect of some parkinsons meds. I think the medical l term is edema. Advised to put my feet up where I can at the end of the day to reduce swelling. Welcome to the forum!
  14. Thanks pdmanaz. I understand your opinion on this. Electronic forums in general are a poor medium for discussing/debating some topics/issues. I have learned alot from this forum on PD related subjects. Have a good one! DB
  15. Interesting comments miracle seeker. Thank you. IMO the Christians I know would say there is a path to heaven for all. LGBT issues are both political and moral like many others. Like I said above, I support anyone starting a thread on these issues.
  16. You are right pdmanaz-- there are alot of things I do't know. You will have to take that issue up with the forum administrators if you want to narrow the range of allowable topics or trim the archive. I do not take you seriously on your predictions of how I would respond to any topic. Thanks for participating. Hope you are doing well with your PD. Good night to you.
  17. This was Linda's thread and her "mission statement" upfront was IMO clear. Over 44,000 hits is a testament to the interest (or critique) of topics related to Christianity. There have been some who have questioned why the entire thread is on a PD forum and they are certainly entitled to their opinion. I encouraged Linda to stay on track when she was discouraged over a year ago and I am glad she stayed with it. At the same time I support the right of atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other belief systems to start their own thread on this forum. Everyone has the freedom to chose what they read or don't read if they find the topic objectionable on the "Open" Forum.
  18. I take a 6mg XL dose of Requip at 6am with my first of 4 daily doses of Sinemet 25/100. What is the advertised life of this Requip dose? I am guessing it covers the day basically and that is it. Thanks for your time!
  19. Thanks BillBRNC, Do you have hallucinations as a DLB specific symptom?
  20. For those with diagnosed Lewy Body dementia, what were the prominent symptom markers for this "brand" of dementia versus the other types?
  21. 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. (KJV) Linda, if you can read this know that you continue to be in my prayers and thoughts. Like miracleseeker has said, we hope you are having computer issues and will be back on line soon. Can't imagine it could be anything else that would keep you away if you are physically able hit the keys! DB
  22. Hello Doctor, I had an MRI and Datscan in my baseline testing that aided in my diagnosis of idiopathic PD several years ago. I am doing well with my sinemet and requip ER combination for symptom control so far. I do have some history in my family for Alzheimers but not PD. My question is this. Is there any advancements in diagnostic imaging that can detect things like Lewy Body dementia or other PD complications? Is there any value in periodic MRI type imaging along the way in the course of this disease? My initial guess is that most diagnosis still hinge on symptom identification and of course post mortem studies. Thanks for your time as always!
  23. Did Linda go sneaking off to the Bahamas for the winter ? Anyone have communications with her lately? Hope she is okay! Her message inbox must be full.
  24. Hi Linda, I have done more forum reading than contributing as of late. The PD cognitive symptoms are starting to catch me more frequently (apathy etc) so I have to make a bigger effort to stay in the game here and there. Hope you and others on this forum are off to a good start in 2017! I have been on some other faith forums as of late and am astounded at some of the arguments/discussions that supposed Christians make without any accurate biblical knowledge on the topics in question. ( On-line forums truly can be toxic at times and can be a poor medium for productive debates or discussions.) Here is a link to articles on how we can all sharpen our bible studies and knowledge. It is a life long process and not only helps deepen our own faith but also helps our evangelistic efforts as Christ's disciples on this earth. Hopefully these reads will be of benefit to Christians and non-Christians alike. DB
  25. Hello doctor. I have just started a 44 session radiation therapy course for stage 1 low grade prostate cancer. Other than the advertised urinary side effects (which overlap with PD and BPH symptoms) and fatigue in the later weeks is there any possibility of the other PD symptoms worsening during radiation? Thanks as always for your time!