- Oct 15, 2015
My husband was diagnosed just 3 short weeks ago. He began walking funny about 6-7 months ago, experiencing weakness in his legs and arms. Falling and having difficulty getting up. He finally went to our doctor who sent him to a neurologist who did EMG's and an MRI. This doc found a herniated disc pressing against the spinal cord and sent him to a surgeon. Post surgery he didn't make any improvement, in fact his hands and arms got worse. Back to the neurologist, a new EMG found denervation in his arms so we were referred to an ALS specialist at Emory in Atlanta. After a full day there we went home with the dreaded diagnosis. Since then we are making adjustments, getting quotes for home renovations, stairlift so vs vertical lifts. It is all so overwhelming. They tell us to keep doing what we used to, but that is so difficult. And he just keeps getting weaker. I swear he is worse today than just 3 short weeks ago. I feel so alone. So sorry for the depressing post but I need to say this to someone, somewhere.