My mom's birthday is coming up soon and I flash back daily to how she passed. It was just a matter of months after she was officially diagnosed to the time she lost her couragious battle with ALS. The thing that scares me the most is I watched how much she suffered through this and the last month and a half I have found, at times, that I have difficulty talking. It feels like my tongue is swollen and my words come out slurred. I have also woke up twice to having a couple fingers on my left hand twitching uncontrollably. Sometimes I think it is all in my head but when it happens, I get sooo scared. I don't really have anyone that I can talk about this too and am on the verge of bankruptcy so I have no plans to go to a dr. I watched my mom suffer, and if by chance I have it too I do not want to have my children see that too. They watched it with their grandma, and that was more than enough. I fear I am going to die alone.