There was a knock on the door the doctor walked In reaching out to shake both of our hands. I noticed that Mr.K wasn't able to extend his arm out to shake the doctors hand, was It happening already, have the muscles stopped working already. A wash of emotion went over me. I was scared, scared to open my mouth and speak, scared to ask any questions of fear of the answer.
The doctor examined Mr.K and ask some questions. Have you noticed any tingling In your arms or legs, any uncontrollable emotions such as laughing or crying, trouble swallowing, tripping or falling. I had briefly come across some of these symptoms while on the Internet but the truth Is It scared me so bad I clicked right out of the site. I wasn't ready to see how my once healthy husband In the prime of his life was going to leave me. Mr.K answered the doctor, yes I have notices some tingling In my arms and legs, yes I have tripped, all symptoms just verifying that yes, my husband does have ALS. The doctor told us that he was gong to prescribe a medication called Rilutek. Rilutek slows the progressing of the disease down. Studies show It prolongs your life by three months. What the doctor didn't tell us Is that the medication cost $849.00 a month. All I have to say to that Is thank goodness for Insurance. The doctor told us that he wanted to see us In two months. We made our appointment and started toward our car.
Two months have past and It was time for our second Doctors appointment. Thinking about some of the things I might ask the doctor but to afraid to ask. Did I really want to no the answers, I don't think so. I'm not ready yet. Still coming to grips that my husband has a terminal Illness. Again, how did this happen to us. At this point In the disease I was just starting to do some of Mr.K's care. Have you ever tried to put contacts Into someone else's eyes, It's not easy. We pulled Into the parking lot of the doctors office I helped Mr.K out of the car because his legs were getting really weak and could hardly hold him up. I sat him In the wheelchair and rolled him through the door. I positioned him In the waiting area while I went to the desk to tell them we had arrived. Standing there I am wondering how many times I would be doing this, would these people become our friends are they looking at me feeling sorry for me, which I never wanted. Waiting just a few minutes In the waiting area the nurse came to get us. I stood up and grabbed the wheelchair and rolled him back to the room where we waited quietly for the doctor to come In.
We sat on the couch for several hours talking about the heartbreaking news we were just told. Should we call our lawyer and make sure our affairs are In order. I can remember hearing that on television shows, now I was the one that had to do It. How would I be able to do all these things. What would people say to me. If I didn't tell anyone would It just go away. My heart was so heaving, I could feel It. My mind would start wondering, how did this happen to us. The months went by with the progression of the disease taking over my husbands body. We spoke very little about what was going on. We were In denial, serious denial or at least I was.
I apologize I haven't been posting regularly or leaving comments, Mr.K keeps me pretty busy along with my Etsy shop. I also started doing more wholesale orders as well as still working on my web site. Take care.
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