It was an emotional send off for me and we can’t thank the church at Sparta enough for your love and generosity. Paul was sure to thank the churches who helped him both financially and spiritually.
I appreciate the number of prayers that were sent to the throne of God on my behalf. James 5:16 says “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition that affects the communication of brain cells which tell the body what to do. It often leaves the victim in a state of physical weakness. However, the spirit is untouched. II Corinthians 12:9 “And he said to me, my grace is sufficient for you; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
The best treatment for controlling certain symptoms is DBS (deep brain stimulation). Electrodes are placed in the brain and stimulated by a device much like a pacemaker. I will know in a few weeks if I am a candidate for surgery.
Mayo Clinic is an impressive place with some 35,000 employees in a number of buildings. It was voted the #1 healthcare institute in America.