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Keep the faith. And keep optimistic. There are a lot of really, really smart people out there trying really, really hard. When it comes to finding cures, it's always a question of when, not if. And for all anyone knows, "when" might be tomorrow.
I am so sorry to read this. Stay strong, my friend.
This. Hang in there...
BTW if you can go to Vegas after getting this news and somehow not go on the bender to end all benders, you're a lot stronger of a man than I am (and who are we kidding, you are anyway).
Sincere thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through.
Glad you decided to share it with the board though. Almost 2 years ago, I had a life threatening medical emergency of my own. My wife actually posted it here (I had no clue she even knew how to find this place!) and the outpouring of thoughts, prayers and support was incredible. Despite the outward appearances sometimes, it's a pretty damn good crew here.
Please keep us updated as much as possible, and if your travels ever bring you down here to SC, please let those of here know.
All the best!!
"Academics is important, because without them....you aren't allowed to play!"
This is a link to one of my friends brothers fb page. A truly inspiring and courageous guy who leaves us his stories, perspective and struggles with ALS. Might be something there for you as you navigate your path forward.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure the ranking of things we'd most want to open up our wallets for goes something like this:
1) Fund to help fellow suckboard posters raise money to fight terrible diseases
2) Fund to help remove any mention of Debbie Yow from anything related to Maryland
3) Fund to set up a home-and-home with Rutgers
This post was edited by terps99 18 months ago
You caught a bad break with this one. Live every day like it's your last and God Bless you.
Maryland fan with ALS > healthy Duke fan
Here is a great website of a Terp dealing with MS. It's inspirational and a great resource for everyone regardless of their station in life.
Stay up playa.
Love the attitude Masked man. Keep your spirits up and we'll pray for some type of breakthrough soon.
Best of luck. Your kids can't be very old so it'll be very difficult for them. Be as honest as you can with them. They are much more perceptive than we realize. And while it might seem selfish, take a long weekend with just your wife. She'll need it.
I don't know why, but just reading stuff like this (from someone I don't even know) is an emotional belly punch. I wish and pray for the best for you, man.
You have my sympathy for your plight and my admiration for your attitude.
Science moves much faster these days. Hang in there. You never know.
Give your kids a kiss for me.
According to researchers, results from a meta-analysis of 11 independent amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research studies are giving hope to the ALS community by showing, for the first time, that the fatal disease may be treatable.
Yes, I believe the stem cell research will be the best hope. I am starting a drug trial next week, but this drug does not stop the progression of the disease, but help restore/hold muscle and strength. Something is better than nothing, willing to try anything...
My ALS neurologist stated she believes a cure is only years away, but I think all Dr's believe that when treating a particular disease. Who knows...
yes, my kids are only 6 and 3, haven't told them yet, don't know what or how to breach it.
There should be a social worker at the place you are being treating. They can help give you some tips for telling the kids.
Worth a listen.
This post was edited by hokthu 17 months ago
Can't say anything that already hasn't been said, so I'm just going to go with stay strong and keep fighting the good fight.
Wow. Just opened this thread after a long, busy week at work. I'm so sorry this has happened. While it is difficult to give advice since I have never faced anything this challenging, try to be as grateful and as happy as you can be every day.
I will keep my eyes out for your fundraising campaigns.
Seeing things like this make me mad. Mad at a lot of things. Mad that you have this. Mad that your family's life will change. Mad at myself for not fully appreciating how lucky I really am, with all of my trivial problems (in comparison). God speed.
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I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Please let us know how to contribute to your team for the ALS walk. So much money goes to diseases with a fairly positive outlook (such as breast cancer) and so little for things like ALS, brain tumors, pancreatic cancer, etc.
And there are certainly some books and articles to be read on this as well.
Keep up your spirit and strength, we're all behind you.
There really are no words of wisdom to offer, and like many others I wish you well in your battle.
I will perhaps give a bit different insight for you to consider that may help keep you strong. One of my friends growing up lost his dad to this disease. And his dad died when he was just 12. He was able to handle it because his dad could handle it.
Without knowing your family, I can only say that if you can keep positive, while always being prepared for the worst, it will help them cope if the worst happens. The human spirit cant be quantified. The will to live cannot be measured. I have seen doctors tell terminally ill patients they had less than a year to live and be wrong by over 20 years. Specialists in their fields.
Being diagnosed with a terminal illness at a relatively young age forces you to confront your mortality sooner than later. But everyone will face death-there is no avoiding it. And you have to make your peace with it and accept it sooner than you would have liked.
Keep in mind no one knows what happens when you die. Your spirit could be reborn. You could rest in peace for eternity. You could go to "Heaven." No one knows for certain. Whatever happens billions of humans have already done it. Death is as natural as life. It is part of our life cycle. And it isnt something to be feared. But it takes time to accept it. it doesnt happen overnight.
My last advice is to reject any drugs that make you incoherent or sleepy unless absolutely required. In case your time is shortened, you likely want to spend as much of it as you can being "you."
You have my best wishes.
Many of Pitt's 58 "rushing attempts" were the result qb Tino Sunseri fleeing the pocket like a man whose clothes were on fire.
For any of you guys that wanted to help Masked Superstars out please click on the link below.
He is a great Terp and family man so do what you can please.
The family and friends of Michael Murray are uniting to raise money to help with his battle against ALS. Please show your support!
Bump, let's get this done guys.
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