my mom recently (8/2/2017) diagnosed as ALS by neurologist in Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (Jeffrey Fraser, MD)
She had a first symptom of weakness on her left ankle and few times of loosing balance on April 2016. Before the symptom, she fell down from the chair while she was wiping...
I don't know why I'm on here. My husband was diagnosed last Tuesday and doesn't want to discuss ALS at all. I feel so lost and mostly sad. I love him so much and we have three small children ages 7,5,2. I've always been a stay at home mother but I recently starting working. To think about our...
This is my first post on this forum. My son, who is 35 years old was diagnosed with ALS
the end of January. It is so new and so overwhelming to all of us. I feel so helpless
sometimes and when I see him my heart breaks. He has slurred speech, lot of muscle
loss. He can walk some with a walker...
Hello to all, My loving B/f was diagnosed last wed, with ALS. I am sick over this. He also has a fully torn rotator cuff, in one shoulder, the other shoulder has 2 tares, he has some neck issues... They just did all the blood work to rule out other things...he had a brain MRI, it was normal...
My sister who just turned 59 yrs. old, Jill, was diagnosed with ALS on 6/25/14 by Forbes Norris Research Center in S.F., CA. They started her on Riluzole or Rilutek. They recommended she get a stomach tube put in since she had already been having trouble swallowing this whole time as well. The...
The language of this new and latest notice, you may need to 'login' to their web site to read it, suggests that more than fifty percent of newly diagnosed ALS patients are likely eligible for DPS, whereas other notices have either not articulated an estimate or offered an estimate that implied...
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I am a newly diagnosed ALS patient, struggling to figure out the best way to tell my family. I am 37 years old with familial ALS. My mother lost her battle with ALS almost 20 years ago at the age of 48, her father lost his battle at the age of 38...
I'm new to this site and this forum and I'm happy to have a place to go and ask questions. I know very little about this disease, but I am learning and willing to learn more. My sister was diagnosed a few months ago. Her left leg is largely affected and she wears a brace. Her arms and right...
Hi there- My mother was just diagnosed with ALS this week. She recently relocated to my state to be closer and therefore has no support system here other than me. On top of that I'm a only child (single with no kids) and her family only consists one brother that lives in a different state. I'm...
Merry Christmas from a newly diagnosed ALS patient. I am unaware of the rules (if any) of my postings except not to be bad?
I want to wish everyone the BEST XMAS ever! I know that since I was diagnosed at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA last Friday, I have had a life assessing reappraisal...