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  1. trying to stay positive

    Feel so guilty...please help!

    As many know, my DH was DX 8/07 with ALS. Now I swear this isn't a pity party, I am just at my wits end. My DH is SO negative. At this point he seems to be fairly slow progressing and has limited use of hands and arms, as well as weakening legs. He is still able to walk without any type of...
  2. rose

    Hi! ~ new here

    What a wonderful group of people! I've been reading off and on all day. ... and (of course) I have questions. This is going to be long, and I apologize in advance, but I want to try to get it all in. Did anyone start with a hoarse voice as their first hint that something was wrong? ~...
  3. G

    Communicating in advanced stage

    Currently Dad is close to advanced stage. He can't use his right hand whatsoever. His left hand is barely functional. Currently he just communicates by moving his fingers on the side of the bed to write one alphabet at a time. But he fear soon that may not be possible either. Needless to say...
  4. H

    another new member

    Hi, everyone. My name is Heather. I was diagnosed with ALS last Nov. this is familial as my mother had ALS 30 years ago and a a first cousin who passed away with ALS 5 years ago. I have had to stop working and I am the principle care-giver of my 18 year old daughter who is disabled. This is a...