The best advice upon being diagnosed with ALS is to anticipate the next thing. Next for me is learning a new innovation - Optical Writing, or a new eye-pad
Many examples of sports jargon to creep their way into our everyday vernacular. Here some more common expressions we hear each day at work
CHARLOTTE, NC: Each fall NASCAR goes through several weeks of transition known in the sport as the “silly season.” That’s the time of year when drivers, sponsors, and corporate bigwigs set about the process of trying to line up their teams for the next season. The new season begins in February of the new year ...
Iran stages attacks on tankers in the Straight of Hormuz as well as the Abha International Airport. Further unsettling US, prompting war.
What the people of Iceland really love most are hot dogs. Yep, Icelanders love hot dogs so much that today they are practically the national cuisine.
The history of stories and legends involving railroads is most interesting and worth telling. That's especially true for trivia buffs.
Sometimes even the best of ideas are not always practical. Now up to 3,724 on my new "sleep number" bed, I will persevere because ALS never sleeps.
What makes ALS Awareness more worthy of your fundraising contribution than say Cancer. Nothing. When it comes to supporting disease research, go with whom you know.
As the body stops doing what we want, ALS sufferers need to find workarounds, tricks, technology and a fancy new power wheelchair to find new normals
Your AHA moment may come with aceptance of the condition as much as it is knowing when you must yield and adapt to ALS. But that does not mean giving up.
Actually living with ALS, I remain uncertain if the compassion of others is directed toward me. Or if people become kinder toward any disabled individual.
ALS Awareness Month is not just for those who are healthy. Being aware of the disease, and how to continue living with a quality of life, is also important.
Generation to generation, Monarch butterflies pass on a genetic map allowing fragile butterflies to migrate back to an ancestral tree.
These poems are easy to understand. Iin their own unique way, capture the essence of Easte, spring and rebirth. And are worth keeping nearby.
When I say that ALS brings unwanted change, we tend to dwell on things we can no longer do anymore and put ourselves in the “ALS waiting room.”
Veteran medical patients whohave spent more than one night in a hospital have a view of life which I had never before experienced...until this week.
By now I have accepted my plight. The feeding tube is in. I am fully prepared to experience the tasteless delights of steak, cauliflower and okra smoothies.
When winter transitions into spring, North Carolina weather is as different as night and day. Like ALS, you don't know what to expect, you just go along with it.
Diabolical ALS brings new daily challenges. However, the good times far outweigh the bad ones . Living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis brings some fun.
Living with ALS means the road is shorter, and the bumps harder. But I can't change that. I can only change how well I take it.