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Hi all,

New to the group. My wife and best friend was diagnosed with ALS last March and this past year has been a blur. We retired, sold our 2 story house that had stairs everywhere, sold a side business, and moved from the Midwest to the cost in SC.
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Welcome, you found the best place on the internet for PALS and CALS. Wow, you have been busy this year! When my husband was diagnosed in January I suggested selling our house (two stories, built on a serious slope to a lake, in the sticks--not easy to adapt) but he said he didn't want to be anywhere but here, so it's been a year of work getting it modified to accomodate us as we travel this journey. What brought you South? Being closer to family?

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Welcome to a wonderful bunch of people ready to help you with every stage of this disease! Sending you loads of strength to help you two in your journey xoxo
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Welcome,
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We came south because we purchased the townhouse 10 years ago anticipating retirement. We just executed it early.
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We came south because we purchased the townhouse 10 years ago anticipating retirement. We just executed it early.
Sounds familiar. We are also in our "eventual" retirement home--many years earlier than planned.
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>Welcome DJ.

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Welcome, DJ. I'm fairly new, too. Hope to talk to you more, soon.
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Hello, DJ, from one more CALS. Welcome to the community. Sounds like you've had a whirlwind year! My spouse also has ALS.

We can only live one day at a time, so now that your move is done, hope these days you're enjoying the lovely SC coast and your new home.

Keep us posted on how you and she are doing. There's always someone here to lend an ear or answer a question.
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