Every few months since the blog started I’ve provided an update on how motor neurone disease – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – is affecting me. It never makes for comfortable reading, but it was the terminal illness and the shortened life that it is forcing on me that prompted me to start. Readers with no known connection to MND sufferers can learn about it if they wish. Those who are actually suffering or are caring for someone with the illness might find echoes of their experience and perhaps some comfort in sharing.
To my knowledge I had never met anyone with MND before my diagnosis. They say a GP can go for 30 years without having a sufferer as a patient. In the almost twelve months since the blog started a remarkable number of friends and other readers have told me of relatives and colleagues who are or were similarly afflicted. It’s been an eye-opener.
Anyway, the latest update is here. I’ve tried to cover what’s happening to the body but as I’ve said before, don’t read it if you’re squeamish.
That’s it for today. Thank you.