The main reason I use a walker at home, wheelchair out is my spastic gait makes walking very difficult and a huge fall risk. My spasticity is such that I can't put my heels down when I walk, I walk on the front of my feet, almost on my toes, and put my weight on the outer sides of my feet.
I'm 6 months in. I've tried to be positive to friends and extended family. It's ok... I'm staying positive. Because what else can you say? And most of the time it's true.
I've tried to keep a brave face for my kids. Mummies hands don't work very well... Yes, Mummy is very slow. Why did you fall...
One day, during lessons on proper grammar, the teacher asked for a show of hands from those who could use the word 'beautiful' in the same sentence twice.
First, she called on little Suzie, who responded with, 'My father bought my mother a beautiful dress and she looked beautiful in it..'...
I posted here about a month ago. Have had issues since March and still no resolution.
A muscle disease is still in the back of my mind. Can anyone relate to these symptoms:
March: Noticed weakness in hands mostly left but spread to both arms and shoulders quickly.
April: Some twitching body...
I am 26 years old with 2 young children and am scared out of my mind that i have early signs of als.
My grandfather had this horrible disease and i am affraid i am following his fate.
My first symptoms which took me to see my doctor was pins and needle tingling like feelings in my...
Hi all. This is hard for me...its scary to realise that I may have pls. Im still in denial that something is wrong...i only have mild issues with walking, its not that bad.
I suspected a problem but hoped it was in my head, i could not believe i would have a problem as im only 24 years...
I hope it is okay to post this whole article. It is not one of the articles behind the site's pay wall. It is one of the free access articles.
The New York Times
July 9, 2011
The Good Short Life
By Dudley Clendinen
I have wonderful friends. In this last year, one took me to Istanbul. One...
Hi guys, well as u can tell from my title im worried to death that i have als/mnd :(
I do suffer from anxiety but i believe this has only come about since i started having weird physical symptoms.
My symptoms on a daily basis are:
feelings of weakness in both arms, sometimes legs, almost...
I just finished listening to his interview on NPR!
Tony Judt, Leading Public Intellectual, Confronts ALS | Open Culture
In 2008, Judt was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. And he made his diagnosis widely known earlier this year, when he published an essay, “Night,” in The New...