ALS in 50 Words

by Patty Blake on Wed, 2014-04-16 06:00

Patty Blake

Note: Recently, WordPress, through its own “Daily Post,” challenged its bloggers to create a post consisting of 50 words. No more. No less. Challenge accepted.

Stumble; fall. Lots.

Pain, worry, bewilderment, fear.

Doctors and tests. Physical therapy. More tests. Possible diagnosis. Infusions.

Continued progression.


More questions than answers.

Fear of falling; falling into fear.

Repeat tests. Only one possibility.


Tears, grief, terror.


Adapt. Prepare. Plan.

Love and encourage everyone.

Trust in God.

This blog was posted originally on April 12, 2014.

About the Author

Hi. I’m Patty, and I’m a wife and mom to two grown daughters, and I'm in my 50s, dealing with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, or motor neuron disease). This blog is my journey through uncharted waters. People ask me constantly how I’m doing. The short answer is “OK.” I add “so far” in my head most times. So that’s what I’m calling this little corner of the interwebz, OK, So Far. So if you’re up for it, come along on this roller coaster ride known as my life. I can’t promise much in the way of entertainment, but I’ll try not to be too boring! Thanks for stopping by.

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