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troymcfarland

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Loved one DX
Diagnosis
02/2007
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US
State
indiana
City
anderson
My Mother Was Diagnosed In Feb 2007 At A Local Hospital,after Being Admitted For A Swallowing And Speech Problem.at That Time My Family Was Not
Aware Of Als(lou Gehrigs)i Had Read About Lou Gehrig In School. But I Could Not Believe My Mother Had The Illness,after A Second Visit To A Indianapolis
Doctor , The Diagnoses Was Correct.my Mother Passed Away On Oct 20 2007 At The Age Of 68.i Will Never Forget The Past Few Monthsthat We Had With Her,(live Every Day As If Its Your Last).
 

Al

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Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
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CA
State
On
City
NW of Toronto
Welcome Troy. Sorry about your mom. The weird thing with this disease is that you never know how much time you have. Hang around as long as you like. I'm sure you'll have something to offer or just get some support.
AL.
 
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Icanmanz

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Uni
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Texas
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Troy, so sorry to hear about your dear mom's departure. True, with that illness you never know how much time you have left. May she rest in peace. She is now a new angel in Heaven. May our Father give you peace and comfort. Take care!

Irma
 

hkohlman

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Billings
Sorry About Mom

Hi Troy Welcome to the forum. I am so sorry about you losing your mom to als. I do believe she is relieved of all the pain and suffering she went through. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

My dad has als and was diagnosed apx 1 1/2 years ago. Please feel free to stay with us for support or prayers what ever you may need during this hard time.

Heather
 

CindyM

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Hi Troy and welcome to the forum. My condolences on the loss of your mother. Sounds like you had some good times before she passed. regards, Cindy
 
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brooksea

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Hi Troy,

Very sorry fo the loss of your mother. ALS is just so unpredictable. Hope you can find peace in knowing she is in a better place and that you can move forward, as I'm sure she would have wanted.
 

Judy Deterding

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dallas
My dad died May 22, 2007 from ALS. He fought to the end. He never went on extraordinary measures. It was only really bad for 2 or 3 weeks. He was diagnosed March 4, 2005. I really believe that there is a connection with statins, to reduce cholesterol, and ALS. I wish I had more information about the connection so if anyone does, please forward. Daddy was very strong and healthy until about 6-8 months after he started taking Lipitor. I pray for all the families that have to deal with this horrific disease.

Judy
 

Icanmanz

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PALS
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Uni
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Texas
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Tomball
Sorry to hear about your dad Judy. May he rest in peace. My son passed about 2 weeks after your dad (June 3, 2007) Als is a horrible disease indeed! May God bless you and your family!

Irma
 

PrayingforGrace

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Reason
CALS
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US
State
IN
City
Muncie
Praying for you

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I am a caregiver in muncie for a friend with ALS. She goes to Indy to see the specialist. It seems on unfair that some people are diagnosed and live for a long time and others pass away quickly. I will be praying for you and your family.
Amy
 

CindyM

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Hi Judy, thank you for joining us. Sorry to hear about your Mom. I am sure you miss her. Please feel free to visit anytime. Cindy
 

cheryilyn

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Joined
May 22, 2007
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Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
Sept. 06
Country
US
State
Oregon
City
Salem
judy,
sorry to here about your dad. I am also wondering about any connection to statins as my symptoms started about 6 months after i stated lipitor.
 

Al

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CA
State
On
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NW of Toronto
Hi Cheryl. My doctor told me to get off statins. There is a supplement called Salba that is apparently good for lowering cholesterol without the side effects. Zetia is also supposed to be better than statins so my Cardiologist tells me but even it can cause muscle weakness.
AL.
 

georgia

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Messages
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Reason
CALS
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US
State
ga
City
North East
My husband cholesterol was 230 but the docs said drugs would only make things worse. We were going the a GP and Nero at that time. They said change the diet so there must be something.
 
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