Parkinson’s Disease

I haven’t been sure whether to journal about this or not.  But I have decided yes.  About 2 weeks ago my husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  I am believing for God to heal him, or for it to be a wrong diagnosis.  His left hand shakes all the time and he has trouble with balance.  Some of my church friends say, “Don’t even name it.”  But that doesn’t feel exactly right to me.  I don’t need to fear saying it, because healing is not a gimmicky thing, it is an overflowing mercy from God.  I wonder what some of you all think along these lines.  I’d love to hear.

5 thoughts on “Parkinson’s Disease”

  1. It is obvious that He has led you to it, therefore my belief would be that He will lead you through it. Raise up your spirit to Him as all my prayers go out to you and your husband.

  2. It’s really awesome in most cases how similar we are… except in this case.

    I had a grandma with Parkinson’s (with dementia) and a grandpa on the opposite side of my family also with Parkinson’s… both are my blood relatives. My arms, legs, and some times other muscles shake and have spasms, not frequently, but enough to terrify me. I fit other early diagnostic criteria as well (phantom smells, sense of taste changes).

    As you know, I believe in the Earth. I believe the Earth has everything we need to survive and thrive – that includes cures for diseases. The planet was divinely made with everything we need right on it. As for us, the human inhabitants – we have love, compassion, knowledge and support.

    I think the best thing you can do for your husband and for yourself is address it and discuss it when and how you need to. Pretending it’s nothing is not going to help. You need support so you can support your husband. Many have been in your place and I’m sure they can provide you with tips or just listen to what you are going through. I’ve read about certain diets and medication that really help slow the progression of the disease.

    Find a safe space (like here) so you can let it all out!!!

  3. You can name it; just don’t claim it! Our God is bigger than our foes. Naming them doesn’t mean we accept them. I’m glad you are journaling this here so we can offer our prayers and support. Keeping you and Ron in my daily prayers. Hugs.

  4. To you all: Thank you so very much for being so supportive! It means the world to me. I love you!

  5. You shouldn’t be afraid to put a name to his condition. You have to know what you are dealing with in order for you and your husband to be able to get the right support and information. God will be there for you every step of the way. I will keep you and your husband in my prayers.

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