- Mary Kay Ash
To catch you up and not make you read all my posts: Basically, I have both Multiple Sclerosis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS.
Since my diagnosis on July 28, 2011 here are the issues I am dealing with:
1. Walking is very difficult.
2. My arms are weak.
3. I use a walker to move around.
4. Falling is a reality (I have fallen 23 times).
5. Breathing is difficult.
6. My tongue muscle is atrophying making speech challenging.
7. Simple tasks like dressing, undressing, and showering are not possible.
8. Laura is my constant care taker and it is quite a job.
9. I have lost 17 pounds (I don't recommend ALS as a weight loss plan!).
This is one of the most dangerous issues with ALS patients
10. Travelling is too challenging and I don't travel.
POWER, the company I work for, recognized my situation and modified my job. I don't have to travel and am allowed to work from home.
My latest doctor visit resulted in the prediction that in six months I will be in a wheelchair, but the doctors have been wrong before!
All that sounds bad, right?
Remember, I am an exception.
If anyone can beat this prognosis, it is me!