I was an excuvator operator till diagnosis of als. I have a partner jennie who has 2 sons and i have a daughter. they age 17 to 20 years. I spend most of my day gardening or tinkering in the shed now.
Until diagnosis had never heard of als so now jen is teaching me computer skills so i can read and research all i can on als. Who knows maybe a dirt digger like me and not someone high up in the medical profession could stumble on a cure. Gotta try. A year ago we noticed my speech was splurred at times(before i had a beer) usually mid afternoon onwards and i started to fall over for no reason.I appeared to look drunk. We decided to look for answers when after a few times i was refused a drink at clubs.(knowing i was sober). My arms are still good but walking now a struggle. swallowing starting to cause a bit of a problem too but i stay positive and change the way of doing things so i can still be as independant as possible. The power of positive thinking is what keeps me going as good as i am.
Apr 12, 2011
Jul 23, 2013