- Dec 5, 2006
- Loved one DX
I found out six days ago that my dad has ALS. I know what it means and reading the posts on this forum has helped me alot. I live in Spain and my parents live in Scotland so I needed to hear that my family wasn't alone. All I know at the moment for sure, is that this illness is heartbreaking. I return home in a few weeks for the Christmas holidays but it's not enough. My dad loved it when I moved away! He loves coming for long holidays (he is a teacher so has plenty of them) and his dream was to retire and spend even more time here, with the grand-kids. But I haven't got there yet for him, as he continually reminds me. What about walking me down the aisle, teaching his 'grandchildren'and going walks with them? He doesn't want me to leave my life here but it feels wrong, we will miss so much in the future. Thanks for letting me share my thoughts anon.