I haven't posted in quite some time. This post isn't me coming back, not really. It is just about passing on information.
This blog started because of a day in 2008, when I realized the process of losing my mother had begun, was already quite progressed, before any of us had a chance to realize what was happening.
It isn't hypochondria to have odd symptoms and go to a doctor with questions. It's responsible. My mother was likely sick for a long time; symptoms we didn't press her to have looked at now, in hindsight, feel like red flags.
ALS mimics other diseases. Some of its symptoms may also signal MS, thyroid issues, or in the case of someone the doctor in the link below knows, a slipped disk. The point is - know your body, know what is normal and what isn't, and go to the doctor.