Much as we may try to "pretend" we are immortal, we all know that we have lived more days on this earth than we have left.
Suddenly, for no reason, I stopped. Then, within seconds, I found myself uncontrollably walking backward into the rain without being able to stop myself.
After being denied disability compensation from the VA for ALS, the struggle got a little tougher.
The blood girls want my blood. My mind kept racing with the idea that I am now slowly becoming a turnip because, as the old adage goes, "you can't get blood out of a turnip."
Bob Taylor, a Marine Corp. vet is learning the meaning of Semper Fi when it comes to asking for medical and disability help from the VA. Marine Corp. recruit training was way easier. And you lived through it.
No matter how positive you are determined to be, doing the simplest of tasks can quickly turn into anger. And that's when those double-haloed angels step in.
When you face the end of your life and the loss of things you once valued, you might learn how rich you really are; our wealth is the people who surround us.
Until the ALS came along it had been pretty uneventful except for a broken ankle and a few stitches here and there.
They say "necessity is the mother of invention" which means that ALS people are truly creative.
Each day brings with it new challenges. In a way it is a bit like watching the tide go out and wondering what changes will be next.
Last week was an eye-opener. I was scheduled to see yet another doctor at 10 a.m. on Friday. By 3:30 p.m. I was finally on my way home. Talk about thorough.
ALS is an odd condition where victims sometimes forget they can no longer function normally and that forgetfulness can have messy repercussions
In an effort to determine a simple way of describing how ALS becomes a human parasite, I thought of technology and I managed to put the description in terms for tech Lilliputians like myself.
The fight is tough enough but it appears our leaders are more eager to assist outsiders than citizens
It was only as I was attempting to eat dinner one night that I realized my previous incarnations were inaccurate. I have now come to the realization that the inability to stretch my arms outward or to lift them properly is not a human quality but that of a prehistoric animal.
ALS is a rare and unusual disease that eventually leaves your mind intact and diminishes your physical self. It a journey I am on. Follow along.
Lou Gehrig died of an incurable disease called ALS. Now I am fighting the same war and this is my story
Mitt Romney is one of the latest persons to take the ALS ice bucket challenge, and the awareness continues!
Had to add Sir Patrick Stewart's challenge. I need to complete the challenge, and he has shown me how!