I am a 44 year old male with a wife and a 6 year old son. I was living the most wonderful life imaginable. Often my wife and I would say to each other "Life is too good". We have fulfilling jobs and the ideal home life.
Around July 2010 I noticed difficulty with my speech. It gradually increased December 2010 I began to experience facial twitching. While looking in the mirror I noticed severe tongue fasciculations. After a short search on google, I knew what I had. ALS.
I am a medical physicist working in radiation oncology, i.e., treating cancer with radiation. I have been more or less physically active for most of my life. I've run the NYC marathon twice and was just getting back into running.
I guess I would call myself a workaholic with a tendency to push myself pretty hard at times but I have always enjoyed it.
My wife, son and I on vacation in St. Pete's Beach, Florida.