Thank you Ottawa girl for the welcome. Yes I wish I was like most people, not affected by ALS and pretty much unaware of what it is. But unfortunately my husband was diagnosed in Dec 2010 it was not the Christmas present that I wanted. I should have checked out this forum a long time ago not just today. Yes I am hoping to get some additional insight into how to deal with new problems as they arise. One thing I have learned is live your life to the fullest and enjoy each day.