ALS is not imaginary​ — but what about the Christmas story?

CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR  was my sixth since ALS decided to wage war against my body. Although it is winning slowly but surely on the physical front, it has already lost the war on the mental and spiritual fronts. When I die physically there will be a brief hiatus ("heaven" it is named), and then the …

Why I won’t allow ALS to blow my mind

ALS is a complex disease, so complex that some experts in the field do not consider ALS to be an actual disease but rather a category of numerous neurological conditions that share common symptoms. It is also very fickle, not allowing one with ALS to anticipate or predict what symptom will next emerge nor allow …

There’s no there, there

Whoa! That was a close one! Just as Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, with help from Robert Muller, have reportedly been heard humming under their breath about the fictitious Trump dossier, "There's no there, there," so, too, with Hurricane Irma and the Gulf Coast of Florida, where I live. Hurricanes are scary! I remember one that …

From barn to house–Bag Balm’s the answer

About six weeks ago I began to experience strong bouts of nausea after each meal. I first began to use a feeding tube two years ago, after 20 oz smoothies--which I drank three times daily--lost their appeal. And I was losing weight in the process. When the nutritionist at the ALS clinic determined that I …