I have been around the forum for a few years, as of the last couple, just reading and following those I have known that have gone on and found peace...its with a heavy heart that I post this, Brian, my husband of 24 years, my soul friend, found peace from this horrible disease on December 26 at...
The invitation was like a spark to a tinder box. For me it was confronting. For those of my family who happened to be at home when the invitation arrived it was the perfect opportunity to tackle me, once again, on a favourite topic. The invitation was from our good friends, to go with them to...
Damocles revelled in blissfull ignorance of the warrior’s sword suspended above his head by a single strand of horse hair. Seated on the throne of Dionysius II, the flippant underling was poised to die, or perhaps to learn. King Dionysius had observed his servant’s ignorant envy of royal...
My partner was diagnosed in Nov 2008, and he has declined so rapidly. I read on this forum that we are not alone in our experience, and this disease continues to shock me. As absolutely exhausting as this is for a CALS, I think the hardest and saddest part is watching someone you love...
We've all heard the tale of Saint Peter, that doorman standing guard at the pearly gates in that placed called heaven. For that matter, what are pearly gates anyway? As a child, I will never forget that graphic illustration of St. Peter, overweight wearing a white robe, his bald head with long...
Dead End Ahead?
Contracting ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is among one of life's most troubling diagnosis, it has no cure. Even a veteran neurologist has a tough time reaching this dreadful conclusion. When the testing begins, your surroundings turn to black and white followed by long...
I must admit that in the five years since my ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) diagnosis, I have been a bitter man trying to understand why this happened to me. After years of struggling through the daily challenges of a marriage, raising children, and constantly grabbing at my economic wants, I have...
I am a new member, I joined 2 weeks ago but started my first posts today.
It's been wonderful reading through your posts and gaining a better understanding of what ALS means to people and how it has affected their life or their loved ones' lives.
Thank you for sharing your words of...
I thought it might be interesting to get a discussion going based upon this article in the Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2007/07/02/trauma_care/
From his treatment of survivors of physical trauma, Dr. Richard F. Mollica has found that both people living...
One of the primary issues that touch my heart on this forum is the mental anguish suffered by so many PALS and CALS. This is the one ALS symptom that can be reversed. I decided to share a small part of my spirituality in the hopes that maybe it will help brighten the path for someone.