Friday, October 9, 2009

My Life Living With ALS...Continued













We made It to the car and pulled out of the parking lot heading toward the pharmacy to fill the prescription. The car ride was quiet until Mr.K said, I think we should sell our business. We had a sporting good store that we owned and operated. I said, I don't think we should. I was certainly not ready for that change. If we sold our business then people would find out about Mr.K. Still thinking If we didn't talk about It everything would be just find. I walked to the counter of the drug store to pick up the prescription. As I approached the counter I'm thinking, now the pharmacist knows that Mr.K has ALS. Will he say something to me, will he act like nothings wrong will he feel sorry for me. He came over to where I was standing and quietly said do you have any questions about this medication. I said no, only because the doctor had already told us about It. Ten years down the road and that same pharmacist Is still there and now knows me by name. He has helped me so many times when I just had a quick question about a medication that I was giving Mr.K.

Later on that evening we were eating dinner. By this time Mr.K was having trouble swallowing. The muscles were getting weaker making It harder for him to eat. I looked over at Mr.K and he was choking and couldn't catch his breath. Panic went over me. I stood up and did the Heimlich It wasn't working. I kept doing It. Finally I got It. Thank you God for giving me the strength to know what to do. Mr.K calmed down finally catching his breath. Try to Imagine chocking and not being able to catch your breath. Mr.K's breathing was being effected my the disease so his breathing was only about half of we would be able to breath.

Mr.K looked at me and said, I'm sorry I scared you. Thank you for saving my life.

Have a great week end,
Kathi

8 comments:

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I think at the moment your loving husband said thank you for saving my life, I would have broke down right then and there. Such an amazing story to have each other, caring, sharing and loving. Thank you, Kathi, for being such an inspiration to never give up!

The Feathered Nest said...

You both are amazing Kathi...thank you so much for sharing your journey with us ~ I know so little about this...but this I do know, the power our Lord, of love and the human spirit is so evident in you both ~ hugs and love, Dawn

The Jeweled Postcard said...

I never knew about AlS until I met you, and you have taught me a lot. And know that I'm always there to listen, just tell me to "shut up"! I think you know what I mean, lol!

xo candice

gail said...

Hello Kathi,,, I have been thinking about you and I am sending you hugs. I hope and pray for a peaceful week. (()) gail

Shopgirl said...

This is a beautiful Love story. You are an amazing couple, thank you for sharing your story.
Hugs, Mary

Omg Lia said...

Thanks for writing about this ... my boyfriend has narcolepsy, which is an invisible disease that affects every aspect of life. I take him to his appointments and things and feed him his (extremely expensive, $700) meds. Also, my uncle recently was diagnosed with MS and is beginning to feel the effects of that disease...Your story is very inspirational.

Christine Dallimore said...

I always look forward to these posts!! Not because of the trial you were asked to face- but rather the inspiration, love and courage that is always there. You both NEVER cease to amaze me!!! Thank You for sharing your experiences. I know you are helping so many out there in blog land that are experiencing their own struggles as well. You both ROCK!!!

On another note- I see you have added new items to your etsy site- OOOOO I am in trouble!! LOL!! :0)

Christine Dallimore said...

I always look forward to these posts!! Not because of the trial you were asked to face- but rather the inspiration, love and courage that is always there. You both NEVER cease to amaze me!!! Thank You for sharing your experiences. I know you are helping so many out there in blog land that are experiencing their own struggles as well. You both ROCK!!!

On another note- I see you have added new items to your etsy site- OOOOO I am in trouble!! LOL!! :0)