- Apr 4, 2008
I attended my first ALS support group last week. I was amazed to see patients with ALS that were diagnosed several years ago. They were so functional. Some needed assistance walking, had voice projection difficulties, etc. My husband was diagnosed in December '07 and totally immobile. He has no use of his arms, hands, or legs. His ability to speak is going fast, too - very slow, slurred speech. Has anyone else experienced such quick progression? I know that every patient is different but I'd love to hear about others in the same situation. I feel like getting info from someone who is going through this (or has gone through this) might prepare me for what's to come. Please respond.