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Write it on your hand

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One challenge all Parkinson’s patients have is to take our medication at the right time and right dose.  I often struggle with not remembering when I last took my medication.  That can be frustrating and debilitating.  Well, I have come up with a practical solution.

This will sound a little old school, inelegant, or perhaps even unsanitary, but a useful technique is to write down the last time I took my meds on my hand.  My wife hates this practice and tells me to use my cell phone to remind me.  I did put reminders on my phone, but I don’t always have it with me.  My hands, however, are never far from me.

So, I write codes on my hand, such as, “6as” for 6 o’clock Amantadine and Stalivo, or “9s” for 9 o’clock Stalivo.  Not fancy, but highly effective.

If God writes reminders on His hand, why shouldn’t I?  See in Isaiah 49:15-16, the Bible says,  “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?  Though she may forget, I will not forget you!  See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

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