I'm a Kiwi (New Zealander). I have an amazing loving wife of 42 years, three Sons a daughter and four lovely grandchildren. I am very proud of all our family. My ALS story was one of confusion and mixed diagnoses. I had a Double Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. 6 months post op the wasting of the hand muscles accelerated to the arm and I had numerous falls. With further testing I was found to have ALS (Motor Neuron Disease) and Sensory Neuropathy. What a bummer!! I hope my health information is helpful. Good luck to you all.