Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Life With A.L.S.










It was a crisp autumn day. November 15th, 1998 to be exact. We walked Into the doctors office waiting patiently In the waiting room for the doctor to see us. Mr. K and I were both so quiet what was he going to tell us, would our lives be changed forever or would they stay the same happy, carefree and not a care In the world. Our lives were perfect.

The nurse called Mr. K's name and I can remember I couldn't stand up as hard as I tried I couldn't get out of the chair. After taking a deep breath and saying a prayer for God to give me strength I got up walking toward the door of the examining room the nurse politely said the doctor will be right In. About ten very quiet minutes later In walks the doctor shakes both of our hands and sits down. He starts speaking, after running all the test I now have a confirmed diagnoses....A.L.S.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. My body went numb I couldn't move I couldn't speak I just sat there In total shock. Mr. K was so calm and so brave. The first thing he said to the doctor was, that's terminal Isn't It. The doctor replied with a sympathetic yes.

Kathi

9 comments:

Jann said...

My heart breaks for you both--but you both have faced this awful disease with such courage and I know that God is holding you both in the palm of His hand, giving you strength.

blushing rose said...

God has given you the strength to hold up under this terrible situation. You are so strong & blessed ... I totally agree with Jann. Blessings for you both ...
TTFN ~Marydon

Splendid Little Stars said...

oh gee. I was thinking about you today and the ALS and wondering how things were going. I can imagine it must be very difficult. I do know (from personal experience) that there are many blessings that result from life's trials. Hearts can soar and cry at the same time.

LydiaAndPugs said...

Wow, what a story! You have braved these winds so long already! I recently read this quote: "There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle."
- Albert Einstein

It looks like you have made those bumps turn into miracles :)

Many blessings, Dawn

Fern Cohen said...

Hi from an ALS patient. I was diagnosed in Jan, 2004. Feel free to email and ask me any questions you may have.

The Jeweled Postcard said...

And you know I think of you and Dennis daily! I am so lucky to be able to talk to you almost every other day to know first hand how your day is going♥

Whimsical Creations said...

Hugs! My heart breaks for you both. This disease is terrible. Hugs to you both!

Christine Dallimore said...

You are both so amazing and inspiring. "Thank You" for your example of strength and courage. I have often leaned upon your life experiences for strength - more than you know!!!

Christine D said...

The both of you are so amazing and inspiring. "Thank You" for your example of strength and courage. I have often leaned upon your life experiences for strength--more than you know!!!

Thank You.