Dr. Oskarsson, my new Neurologist at the new ALS clinic in Sacramento, CA
The clock turns through the years
as a dark shadow begins whispering
why you and not her?
We are all warriors battling the
same deadly foe and yet, here I stand.
Why you and not him?
Is there a reason or is it just by chance
that I have slipped past my foe.
Why me and not them?
I must continue to fight my battle with their
names etched in my heart as
time moves on slowly.
I had my EMG today and the results keep leading to the same diagnosis, ALS.( I had my first one 14 years ago) I keep hoping to hear that I don't have ALS because I'm still here and walking. 9 out of 100,000 have ALS and 1 out of 800 deaths are from ALS. Wow! That speaks volumes. The "average" life span with ALS is 3-5 years, but then you can chose to live on a ventilator for years. I need an explanation as to why, after 18years, I'm doing so well. Is it survivor's guilt or fear that keeps me questioning?
P.S. Only the needle in upper arm hurt. I had 3 in arm, 1 in hand, 3 in leg, 2 on back and one under my chin. (for tongue) Dave, of course, captured the one that hurt. lol Not comfy but not that painful.