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Old 02-28-2004, 04:51 PM #2 (permalink)
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Hello Lisa,

Welcome to this site. Your Mom's symptoms sound very much like my sister, and as you said each person progresses at a different speed.
I was speaking with a man diagnosed in /86. My sister is losing her voice faster than her legs. She first lost use of one hand and like your Mom started out dropping things.

You don't say what type of medical tests your Mom has had, there several tests that can rule out other diseases that mimic ALS. Perhaps these will help you accept diagnosis ( better yet rule it out )

You should be able to get help and support from you local ALS chapter, and Mom's Dr might be able to give you an idea of the road ahead.

Keep in touch, other people on the site are much more informed than I, Carol is wonderful. Thinking of you Jane
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