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.