It feels like the end is getting closer. Connected full time to morphine pump, but pain is still unrelenting, especially in shoulder. Breathing harder. All water and nutrition now through gravity bags — drip, drip, drip. Need assistance for every movement.
Surrounded here by so much love and care I feel I am ready for the next step. I have no regrets at all – I have had a full life, touched and been touched by such wonderful family and friends.
So if there is to be a final lesson for me it is that love is the ultimate gift — love and honesty.
I am so grateful for the messages of support I have received from readers of this blog. And for all the wonderful friends, especially fellow PALS, I have met here. I hope my writing has provided you with some insight and strength with your own challenges – ALS or whatever.
I will soon be at peace, my struggles past. But I will be here in spirit to help strengthen each of you in your lives. So if you here a little voice whispering “Love”, know it is me.