Cobra venom for ALS?

ALS involves a different “doctoring” than almost any other illness. A doctor confirms that you have ALS through a series of nerve function tests. The doctor then tells you to come back in three months and he’ll determine whether the disease will advance rapidly or more slowly. After that, you’re on your own. Do your …

A bucket full of grace

Beginning in January 2013 I began to slur words. There were certain syllables I couldn't pronounce--l, g, t. I joked with my high school history students, telling them to not tell their parents, but I drank vodka every morning before school because of the stress of teaching. My primary care doctor told me it was …