Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thanksgiving

  Thanksgiving has always been one of the most important annual dates for our family.  Since Roz and I first celebrated with graduate school friends as newlyweds 47 years ago, the fourth Thursday in November has meant big gatherings of … Continue reading

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Discouragement

Feeling discouraged is pretty much a “normal” state of affairs for me these days.  Much of that discouragement arises from spending too much time looking back at what I used to be able to do before my ALS and projecting … Continue reading

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Laughter

I had the opportunity this week to attend a meeting sponsored by the local MDA chapter that featured a speaker on common ALS symptoms of speech loss, swallowing difficulties and other bulbar disasters.   Two other PALS (persons with ALS) were … Continue reading

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Control

ALS has meant learning to give up control of my body.  My arms and legs no longer respond smoothly as I attempt to control movement.  My mouth and throat muscles no longer respond to my desires to speak, chew or … Continue reading

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