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Old 12-06-2003, 07:21 AM #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Carol. I imagine I will be needing support as this thing progresses. I know exactly what you mean about wishing you didn't know about this disease. Before my Dad's diagnosed I was able to live happily in denial (ignorance is bliss) It used to really upset me when my sister talked to me about her concerns about Dad's health. I know it was irrational but I felt angry, like my sister was making him sick by talking about it. Now that we have a name for his illness it doesn't make it any easier. Now I look up ALS information and cry. I spent 2 days doing that.

My sister is a huge support to me. She faces problems head on and talks about them. I am a little slower to face things that upset me.

Thanks again to both Carol & Joy. I will probably be speaking with you again.

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