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Old 05-12-2016, 04:44 AM #1 (permalink)
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Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
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Default Perhaps a final Thank You...

Dearest Fellow Members,


I know that there are so many newcomers here, contending with this horrible, horrible nightmare of ALS.

There are so many new names, and sadly, I dont see that many of the names from the past whom I felt I knew so well, anymore.

I haven't been here for a long time.

I used to be fairly active.

It is difficult, in many different ways, for me to come to forum anymore, as I have progressed in this cruel, cruel, insidious disease.

All of You, Please always be thankful for Dearest Tillie, who gives, and gives, and then always gives some more.

Please always be thankful for our Dear "Moderators", who do so very much, an incredible amount, for ALL of us.

Please be thankful for our Dear Deb ("ScaredWife"), and our Dear Kim (I have lost so much memory, I am not sure what her "user name" on the forum is).
And our Dear Janelle ("Green Queen").

They do not give of themselves lightly, for they suffer, yet continue to give and give.

I know I have to be forgetting some of the 'Dear Saints' here, my memory has become so impaired from the ALS.

I am so very sorry, but you do live in my heart.

Please never forget all of these Dear Souls...who give to you freely, despite their own suffering.

I don't know how many times I will be able to return in the future.

My thoughts are with EVERYONE here on the forum, members who have been here longer, new members, caregivers, Everyone Here.

I may not join in much anymore, but I think of All of You.




I sometimes feel forgotten, but that is me having a Pity Party for myself.

I DID always try to be there for as many people as I could.

But I was never as knowledgeable, strong, persevering as so many of you here were.

I love all of you...

I am not sure how much longer ALS will allow me to live, but I need to tell you that now.

I don't mean ALS will necessarily take me anytime that soon.

But I want to express my love and gratitude to ALL OF YOU.

I have no idea what I would have done without this forum.

You are all dear to me...

I am so sorry that you are on this journey for yourselves, or for your loved ones.


Please, I want to thank Everyone.

I know I've been amiss at times.


Sincerely, and forever,
Laura.
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