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Old 06-10-2015, 06:01 PM   #41
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ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease is awful. Stephen Hawking amazingly survives for more than 50 years, but most patients last only a few years. I had a coworker who succumbed to this disease in just 2 or 3 years.
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:07 PM   #42
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ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease is awful. Stephen Hawking amazingly survives for more than 50 years, but most patients last only a few years. I had a coworker who succumbed to this disease in just 2 or 3 years.

Not to hijack, but hawkins was stuck in that chair, changed the world, married with kids, had control of eyes, tongue, and little else, yet still managed to cheat on his wife! Amazing guy.



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Old 06-10-2015, 06:46 PM   #43
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Well said.
I wasn't tooo happy when layed off at age 49 1/2. Hindsight from age 71 after 21 years of ER and still reasonably good heath.

heh heh heh - different story. Everyday's a party day till the string runs out.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:33 PM   #44
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So sorry to hear this, Derslickmeister. My nephew, at age 40, was recently diagnosed with ALS. He has two boys and a wife. We all feel helpless, but the fact is we can help in many ways. We can, once we fully retire, fly out there and help around the house, weed the yard, fix stuff, etc. We can contribute to a "gofundme" account knowing we are helping pay for in home care. And many other ways as well. Getting the news about my nephew was awful, and made/makes us think about living every day to the full. Because you never know.....
Sorry about bumming everyone out with my rant. There are some days like you said where you feel absolutely helpless, I guess this was one of those days... Thanks for the well wishes
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Sorry about bumming everyone out with my rant. There are some days like you said where you feel absolutely helpless, I guess this was one of those days... Thanks for the well wishes

Derslickmeister you and your family have your priorities straight. Thanks for sharing.
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OMY is hard to get over. It is a powerful draw, especially when trying to sync end times with the spouse.

There are days like today where I just wish the boss would tap me on my shoulder and ask me to come to his office for "The Talk" and make the decision for me.

Today just sucked pond scum. "Do It Now" rattled through my head more than once.
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Sorry about bumming everyone out with my rant. There are some days like you said where you feel absolutely helpless, I guess this was one of those days... Thanks for the well wishes
Don't apologize. Sometimes the caregiver needs some support too and I'm happy if we can be a safe place for you to vent sometimes if you want.
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Don't apologize. Sometimes the caregiver needs some support too and I'm happy if we can be a safe place for you to vent sometimes if you want.
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