psychology

  1. KarenNWendyn

    Good one-line jokes

    I found these on line. Enjoy. Today at the bank, an old lady asked me to help check her balance. So I pushed her over. I bought some shoes from a drug dealer. I don't know what he laced them with, but I've been tripping all day. I told my girlfriend she drew her eyebrows too high. She seemed...
  2. J

    Psychological Flexibility in ALS Patients

    Greetings all, My wife was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) in early 2014 and, since January 2015, I have been caring for her on a full-time basis. In addition, I am also a student researcher in the field of psychology at the University of New England in New...
  3. tripete

    Quality Of Life

    This past week I had another clinic visit. One of the the things that has struck me as I have been thinking about what was said to me was how many times the phrase "Quality Of Life" was brought up. I refuse to take medicine for the pain and cramps as I do not react well and they make me foggy...
  4. J

    Newly diagnosed and terrified

    Hi everyone, I am shaking whilst i type i'm afraid so apologies for my spelling and grammar in advance :cry: I received an initial diagnosis yesterday that i have MND and am being referred by by Neuro to a specialist with MND/ALS experience. I am male and 46 years old, my mother died of Bulbar...
  5. maryhahnward

    Dis-spelling the 5 Stages of Grief

    The 5 Stages of Grief and Other Lies That Don't Help Anyone The stages of grief were developed by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross over 30 years ago, as she listened to and observed people living with terminal diagnoses. Since the publication of her book On Death and Dying, the "stages of grief," as they...
  6. J

    I am a writer looking for help...

    Hello… My name is John Sherwood and I’m writing a novel entitled, 'Like No Other Time.' It is a story about intimacy and about half way through the principal character is diagnosed with ALS. I am looking for help: one or perhaps two experienced people who would be willing to volunteer to read...
  7. L

    Sorry For Disturbing

    Hello to everybody. I wish all people here getting well soon and i pray for it everytime. I m male, 33 years old and from Turkey. 45 days ago suddenly i felt a weird pain on left side of my head and after it on my left feet weakness started. It was a so strange feeling coz when i was walking i...
  8. halfin

    "The Paralyzed Programmer"

    Two years ago, Fran and I were interviewed for a book on bravery. Now, I've never considered myself particularly brave, but there is a tendency to call all people with serious illness, brave. Anyway, the book is out now. Also, Psychology Today magazine is excerpting some of the stories from the...
  9. MommyRissa

    ALS Anxiety

    My name is Marissa and I am a 24 year old single mother. In July of 2012 I had an odd experience with sudden right side numbness and weakness. I went to the ER and after a CAT-scan they found nothing and attributed it to a possible pinched nerve and referred me to a neurologist. I was never able...
  10. SixthKid

    Father's Day...a little rant a little rave

    Sunday, Father's Day~how bittersweet it will be for me. Rant: Missing my Dad tremendously, I haven't yet really mourned him & I feel like I need him now more than ever. Too much personal stuff going on & could use his advice. Rave: My oldest is graduating from high school on Father's Day. I...
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