Everyone who has spoken with me about eating and swallowing is insistent that I get a feeding tube. I have to decide within the next three months. Once my breathing is affected they cannot do the procedure, and eventually I will be completely unable to swallow. I loathe the idea of it, but if I can still walk in three months, I will do it. Really don't want to, but I will.
On to funner things. It seems that most people who died with ALS, were folks that made the world a better place for the rest of us. I don't claim to have made such an impact, but I am honored to be taking a ride in the same boat they were in. I knew one person who had ALS. Indeed, he was a kindhearted gentleman.
I did not know these three men, but they certainly made my private world a more enjoyable space.
Stephen Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob Squarepants
Stephen Hawking, genius extraordinaire
Lou Gehrig, the Iron Horse
Yeah, I am in good company!