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  1. Minnesota53
    10-22-2017 09:43 AM - permalink
    Minnesota53
    Diane,

    Do you still have an LTV vent? I have circuits and supplies if you can use them.
  2. Aquinn
    03-04-2017 01:13 AM - permalink
    Aquinn
    How has your been so slow progression. Did you start out with only fasciculations
  3. mich5
    11-26-2016 05:25 PM - permalink
    mich5
    diane - would you recommend magnesium citrate or docusate sodiumas as a daily supplement. I have heard you recommend both.
  4. patoyeah
    04-28-2016 11:42 PM - permalink
    patoyeah
    what do think about using sheep skin, for protection and pain reduction, or is an alternating air flow over lay better?
  5. patoyeah
    04-23-2016 08:03 PM - permalink
    patoyeah
    hello Diane, thank you for your website and your input on many threads i have read. i have found much assistance in the info u have shared
  6. jennyinfrance
    02-15-2016 04:57 AM - permalink
    jennyinfrance
    Hello Diane. I have been reading your blog 'ALS from both sides' & am so grateful to find a patient's point of view . I have bulbar onset ALS & was diagnosed in 2013. it

    It appears to be fairly slow in progression. I have a PEG tube and can no longer speak but still have strong limbs (apart from slight weakness in my left hand) My blood/gas levels are not so good (91.6%) and I cannot get on with the BiPAP At my appointment with my neurologist last week, a tracheostomy was mentioned but she said I would be a tremendous burden to my family. I am trying to read as much as possible regarding life with a trach but most of it is written by the care givers or the medical profession and not the patient. I feel my lungs will give out before my limbs. Do you have bulbar onset ALS? I'm still leading a full life and am happy so I'm not willing to go yet! I would love to hear from you and hope you don't mind me bothering you with my story. Kindest regards Jenny
  7. texastracy
    07-30-2015 12:01 AM - permalink
    texastracy
    Diane,
    Thank you for building your website. One question I have is how do you sleep with your trache? What kind of bed and mattress?

    Tracy
  8. Isaiah535
    01-05-2015 09:53 PM - permalink
    Isaiah535
    thanks for the website you recommended on the question i asked about getting my husband a trach. very helpful and informative. sounds way more doable now. i will be bringing this up at his next doctors appointment. thanks!
  9. tawill
    12-02-2014 09:23 AM - permalink
    tawill
    Were you able to continue nursing for very long? I am lamenting over what to do with regards to work. I want to spend time with family, but I can't imaging not being in the thick of my nursing. I am a maternal child nurse in a hospital. My speech seems to be deteriorating fairly fast in my own opinion. Of course it is always worse after a day of work. But sometimes it is bad when I wake up. I have dropped down to only 8 hour shifts just this month. DX was Sept 26. When I checked with my work purchased disability, they said if I was getting SSDI, I would get less of the insurance Disablity from work. Darned if we do and Darned if we don't. I'm sure it just seems overwelming to me right now, but it is very frustrating trying to decide what to do. I go to the ALS clinic in INDY. Do you have one in FT Wayne?
  10. skipper66
    09-06-2014 01:45 PM - permalink
    skipper66
    Hi Diane,
    I saw where you have been fighting ALS for sometime. Do you take Ritulek or any meds for it? My dad was diagnosed two years ago with it. He will turn 80 this coming up Thursday. He has limb onset. My dad is currently living in Dallas but is from Effingham, Illinois. How is your current condition if you don't mind me asking? I will keep you in my prayers. Kim

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  • About Diane H
    What's your relationship with ALS/MND?
    I have been diagnosed with ALS.
    If diagnosed, when was the diagnosis?
    11/1985
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    Fort Wayne
    State or Province
    Indiana
    Country
    US

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