Welcome to my blog. I have had ALS for 10 years now.

Since I started this blog in June 2008 I've had amazing feedback. Family, friends, people from all over North America, Australia, Scotland, England, and places I can't recall, have commented, encouraged and corresponded. I had no idea when Cynthia taught me how to set this up, how much I would love posting and how many people would read it. I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has helped propel this therapeutic exercise into a daily routine. All of you, both friends and visitors, are now part of my blog family. Welcome.

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Transitions--difficult to accept some times.

Independence is precious. My arms have become weaker and no longer support my weight well for transfers. I have requested a lift for night use when I'm in my weakest state--both physically and mentally. I get feeling down when these changes in my body continually rob me of any independence. However I soon adjust and get back to enjoying life.
The day will come when I will find it difficult to accept major changes--that's when family, friends and Care Aides will play a big role in helping me stay jovial. So far they've stepped up to the plate every time so I'm confident it will continue.

"Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it."
-- Cicero (44 B.C.)