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    ALS Residence

    ideas for an ALS house. A discussion with an occupation therapist will help a lot. Better still, you could post the message in the forum for Occupational therapists. http://www.occupationaltherapist.com/forum/categories.cfm?catid=568&entercat=y
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    Local anesthesia.

    I am scheduled to go to a dentist for teeth extraction. I have a doubt. Is it safe to administer a local anesthetic injection in the gums. ALS is a rare disease and the knowledge is not much here. As my appointment is due in 12 hours, some advice is needed urgently. If someone can ask some...
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    muscular problem

    Hi I am from India Salma, I am from India. I have had this for over 8 years. Long time ago, may be some thirty years ago, I used to have fasciculations or musle twitching. It was fun watching my leg oscilate. I did not know what that would lead to. But you are under stress. It is normal and...
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    Assisted suicide

    I had posted here about the same topic. I have been living with ALS for 9 years. I have seriously considered medically assisted termination of life. Let me share some of those thoughts. I am afraid. It scares me a lot. Now when I am uncomfortable, I am able to convey it and get corrective...
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    How Old is everyone in here?

    Genetic Testing for ALS I am 54 today. I started having symptoms in 1998 and was diagnosed with ALS in 2000. Please look up at this site for genetic testing for ALS. http://www.alsa.org/als/genetics.cfm?CFID=3839374&CFTOKEN=36285982 Regards Bob
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    Juvenile ALS

    This has a reference about Genetic Testing for ALS. http://www.alsa.org/als/genetics.cfm?CFID=3839374&CFTOKEN=36285982
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    What about exercise and ALS?

    I walk with the help of a walker to the bathroom and I walk a few yards everyday. If I don't walk for a few days then I find it difficult when I resume again. I was not writing anything till sometime back. But I started doing Sudokku (Math puzzle)daily. I am now able to write very slowly when I...
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    Questions from someone awaiting DX

    Cindy I have answered some of your questions. Your observations are followed by my experience in bold Italics. I have had this for the last nine years. The first symptoms appeared in 1998. So I have seen this take over my body gradually. So I can remember it like it happebede just yesterday...
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    Questions from someone awaiting DX

    I walk with the help of a walker to the bathroom and I walk a few yards everyday. If I don't walk for a few days then I find it difficult when I resume again. I was not writing anything till sometime back. But I started doing Sudokku (Math puzzle)daily. I am now able to write very slowly when...
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    How does one cope when it gets even worse in the future?

    Serous stuff. Please keep away if some people are sensitive to this discussion. Hi lunarruna, I don't know if the other members in the forum are open to a discussion about what lay ahead for the PALS. The issues discussed here relate mainly to the day to day issues and daily care. Euthanasia...
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