I'm running out of FMLA and have some decisions to make. i had a big life insurance policy through work, but i'll need to come up with $700/month to maintain it. it sounds like a lot of money, but even if i survive another decade, which does not seem likely, its worth it to my beneficiaries...
After a couple of months of trying - next week I will be getting my "accelerated" life insurance benefit. I have State Farm Ins and Whole Life policy. Ended up I had to take it as a loan but will end up getting $120,000. Plenty to pay off my bills and do what home modifications I need for the...
I wanted to introduce myself and extend my heartfelt admiration to all those who are dealing with this dignity and life sapping monster known as ALS. I am here because a good friend of mine has ALS and suggested that I share what I have recently discovered in the area of Life...
I have had several posts before, but this is my first in while. I have had an emg and it was negative. I have a brother with ALS. I had a CPK test and the levels were elevated. For this reason, I was denied life insurance. However, that is another issue.
I just had another CPK and I know...
I realize this question has probably been discussed on many occasions but I have some questions that I would like anyones input from experience. I have a pre-existing poilicy from before I got ill but since I have a son I want to add to it. There is no clause for pre-existing symptoms or...
Does anyone have any expertise in this area? I am as yet undiagnosed but have an appointment next week with the neuro. Everyone has kept saying to get life insurance and/or long term disability in place before an official diagnosis. Despite my efforts, I have been unable to find a policy that...
I've been putting off posting on here, because it seems to make what may be going on with me more "real." But here it goes. Some of this information may be irrelevant, but I thought I would throw it in just in case someone out there is more clever than I am. Don't worry, I get to my...
It has been stressful the last couple of days. I will keep this short. I have a bro. who was diagnosed at age 26 with Bulbar ALS. Naturally, I go get tested. I thought I had some symptoms, but I think that it is all anxiety and stress.
So, my EMG and blood tests come out negative...
My EMG came out clean. That is one painful exam. The was seen by Dr. Gangoly in Montebello, CA. I think that misspelled his name. He was great. I showed him some of my twitching and he suggested that it was something else, but perhaps not ALS. He stated that if thing get worse or stay the...