A life long stagehand working live theatre productions.
Intended to work into my seventies. Fell at work twice in 2007, was sent to a physical therapist who advised me to see a neurologist who determined to her satisfaction that I had ALS.
Had lived and worked in the Seattle area for thirty plus years. The cold and damp caused me to move like an unoiled Tinman. Moved to Douglas,AZ where I had a home where my Father had lived for about twenty years. Live in that home with a caregiver and her four daughters. She makes it possible for me to not live in an institution of some sort.
My first symptom was the sound of my left foot striking the sidewalk making a different sound than my right.
Have progressed to a power chair. Still can transfer to a rollator and walk some distance. Quite driving September of this year. Served four years active duty in the USAF 1960 to1964.
VA took over my primary care in 2009 and declared me 100% disabled. I travel fifty miles one way to Sierra Vista for clinc care and a hundred miles one way to Tucson for other VA matters.
I attend an ALS Clinc at UPHS every three months. (UPHS has changed names recently)
Jan 22, 2009
Nov 05, 2013
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