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  1. Dune
    07-13-2018 05:37 PM - permalink
    Dune
    Hey I again wanted to say thank you for helping me out with your kind words! I was just curious, you help so many people on this forum, without asking anything in return, so I was just wondering, maybe there is something that bothers you, anything that you would like to get of your chest? I'm really so amazed on how you help other people every day, with something you're battling yourself! You are someone I want to be as a doctor! Thanks!
  2. beauty4everyone
    07-12-2018 05:43 PM - permalink
    beauty4everyone
    No matter which carrier you flew off of - you're a brave man! Thanks much! B.
  3. beauty4everyone
    07-12-2018 12:39 PM - permalink
    beauty4everyone
    Hi, There you are. Wandering through the still very new options, I came across the lovely pictures of your beautiful family. What a blessing. I am very sorry to learn your dear wife has passed. As the last of my birth family, I miss them, too, but their love and memory lives on.

    Thank you for your military service - keeping us safe from the evil doers. Someone wrote you flew off an aircraft carrier. May I ask if it was the Forrestal? We had service men in our family in peace and war. We honor all those who serve.

    Still trying to discover how to put photos on separate messages. Perhaps the instructions will pop-up soon. (smile). Miracles happen. Another will occur if I can find this location again.

    Best sign off for now. Will send "poem" soon. Last līne not quite positive enough for "Hope" criteria. Need to think of alternative. May you find something beautiful to lift your spirit today. B.
  4. MVFinVA
    07-01-2018 07:07 PM - permalink
    MVFinVA
    Page 3We got married 10 months later in Seoul. From there we went to DC, (I got off active duty after our first daughter was born), Templehoff AB, Germany; Sembach AB, Germany, Ramstein AB, Germany; Langley AFB, VA; and back to DC where Dave finished out. He then went to work in the same office as a civilian attorney for 11 years before the ALS hit.

    We had a great time in the Air Force and had great opportunities to travel and see the world! What an adventure!

    Our youngest complains that she doesn't remember any of Europe. But she commissioned in the Army last month and will be at their doctorate of physical therapy program in San Antonio for 3 years. She is excited to start an adventure too.

    Mary
  5. MVFinVA
    07-01-2018 07:07 PM - permalink
    MVFinVA
    Page 2
    You asked about our military service. My husband, Dave, and both served in the Air Force from 1985 - 2005. Dave did all active duty and I did combined active and reserve. I should start getting my retired pay any day now. We met at the Air Force JAG School at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery,AL during our first week of active duty! He went to Kadena AB, Japan, and I went to Fairchild AFB, Spokane, Washington from there. We met up again in 1987 in Korea, I had been at Kunsan AB for 8 months when he was stationed at Osan AB. We had kept in touch since the JAG school.
  6. MVFinVA
    07-01-2018 07:06 PM - permalink
    MVFinVA
    Page 1
    Mike,
    I messaged you awhile back and asked about donation to the VA Brain Bank. I wanted to update you that we did end up setting up a donation to the VA. While they do some research the provide tissue samples to other researchers around the country. I thought in that way maybe the donation would be more beneficial.
  7. Jric80
    06-26-2018 08:15 AM - permalink
    Jric80
    Thanks Mike. I will post an update in my original thread.
  8. Ml1212
    06-24-2018 07:46 PM - permalink
    Ml1212
    ed my muscles would fatigue more easily then normal but my weights were pretty similar as before.
    Fast foward to this summer i have gotten tests for everything from autoimmune-deficiency’s-thyroid-lymes you name it. I googled why symptoms and saw these could be from als. The last month i have had severe muscle twitching everyday. Muscle pain and tightness throughout my body. I also feel as if Im not balanced when i walk And my hands are clumsy. This only happens after i began to fear als so it could be anxiety. My neuro did a clinical exam and said I passed with flying colors and my pcp agrees but they can’t find anything else. I️ am wondering if you think it’s worth pushing for an emg?
    Thank you so much for reading god bless you and all you do
  9. Ml1212
    06-24-2018 07:45 PM - permalink
    Ml1212
    Hey Mike, I have read countless posts on these ALS forums and for one wanted to thank you for being so knowledgeable and helping people. I was wondering the best place to donate to ALS research as I plan to do that tonight.
    I would like to share my worries with you and see if you have any thoughts on them (I really do value your opinion).
    It all started last year where I lost control of the muscle of my anal sphincter as it was in a constant spasm. It lead to constipation but I learned to live with it. During the year I️ began to develop muscle stiffness in my back and my neck that did subside for a little then came back and still hasnít left. I have to crack my neck and back countless times throughout the day. I also noticed during the school year that I a few muscle twiches when i would lie down before bed but I ignored it and didnít think much of it. I also would get random bouts of fatigue as if I had a flu. I am an avid weight and have been my whole life and notic
  10. Perigee Pro
    06-24-2018 03:57 PM - permalink
    Perigee Pro
    Yeah, I have over 1,000 jumps. I was a tandem instructor for several years.

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  • About Atsugi
    What's your relationship with ALS/MND?
    I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
    If diagnosed, when was the diagnosis?
    12/2010
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    Orlando
    State or Province
    Florida
    Country
    US
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    Veteran familiar with VA medical benefits
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    Retired military
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    Ocean kayaking and sailing
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