Thursday, 23 July 2009

What does the Future Hold? (Part 2)

Did not plan to do a part 2 - but after today thought that a part 2 would be appropriate. Today at about 2pm the doctor, a tremor specialist told mama and I that I have Parkinsons. We were not prepared for that, we had ruled that out. It is considered a mild form and we shall see what medication can do.

Not sure what the future holds but mama is there with me and we will cross the finish line together as long as God allows.

The picture was taken Labor Day when mama and I had just finished walking the Mackinac Bridge, approximately 5 miles.

Keep holding my hand mama, we aren't through yet.


Parsley said...

Praying God will direct you and the doctors to wise decisions with your health while keeping in mind that God still heals.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Parsley - our God is a BIG God.

CrossView said...

Wonder how it was ruled out before? Sorry - just "typing" aloud.

How long till you know the effects of the meds?

I don't know what God will do with your new diagnosis. Be rest assured He WILL uae it!

And maybe it is for the best. Maybe, just maybe, the meds will help??!! Yes, I'm trying to find that ray of SONshine! ;o)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - if the medication works it will be a plus. if not - boo hoo!!
God is so good!

Ruth said...

Praying for you here in JA. Our God is able to do the impossible, but rest assured that - no matter what - Rom. 8:28 is still valid.

Blessings and {{{HUGS}}}

Indian Lake Papa said...

Ruth - I would love to have a big hug! I need hugs today. Wouldn't that be special? Lets start praying that happens some day!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Papa, I will be praying for you. We have a wonderful faithful God and He will never leave us nor forsake us. I'm keeping you in my prayers. You have the sweetest attitude and a loving wife and the Lord will be with you.

Anonymous said...

*Hugs* hope all goes well with the meds

Carol said...

Papa, I'm so saddened that this diagnosis has arisen, but I do hope and pray that means you can get the right medication that will bring you comfort and calmness.

How long ago did you walk the bridge? Are you going again this year?

Please rest assured that your life touches many, and through you many who share your ailment will also be touched and encouraged because of your faithful walk, whether across the bridge or in life!

Indian Lake Papa said...

K - Thanks for the hugs - papa is a big-time hugger! :o)

Carol - we walked the bridge on Labor Day 2007. Won't do it this year, haven't gotten in shape. Yhanks for your friendship and prayers.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Trish - thanks for your prayers - we will need them for sure. Hope all is well with you. Thanks for stopping by!

Ed said...

Sorry to hear you have Parkinsons. I hope you can find the right medication to treat it.

The prayers of Mama, and all friends and family, will make sure your spirit stays strong, which is more important than anything else.

As we both know our bodies will begin to break down as we get older, no way around that. Your faith however will never fail you.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Ed - your comments are always encouraging - except when you remind us we are getting old! LOL

Peter Olson said...

We are sorry to hear this news. You are much bigger than any illness. We pray that the doctors have wisdome and help you to get better soon.
We love you two!
Peter & Kim

Life Adapted said...

Oh Papa, we never know what God will do next in our lives. You are not walking this journey alone - you have your family (that includes all your brothers and sisters in Christ) and we will help you to carry this burden. As long as you can type *smile* you must keep blogging so we can all stay on this road together.

Love In Christ,

Anonymous said...

Papa: I am so sorry to hear this, God chose you for such a time as this because He knew you could do this. Mama is the perfect example of a perfect helpmate...He will not give you more than you can handle. I'm praying the medicine will work, although I would miss your little shimmy and shake...

Love you much.


Indian Lake Papa said...

Peter - Mama and I will deal with this issue with confidence that God is in control.

LA - there is nothing like family to surround you when life comes crashing down on you. Mama will be a great caregiver when the need arises.

Deb - I will shimmy and shake just for you.