What Fear of ALS Taught Me about Serenity and Emotional Distress

Dec. 5. 2012

Since Sept 28, 2012, I’ve been living with the possibility that I might have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, usually called ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  I don’t think I do, but ALS was my biggest fear long before any doctor said I might have it.  I think I have pinched nerves, which are treatable, but docs always eliminate the worst possibility first, and they haven’t eliminated ALS yet.

I’m in the third month of waiting for them to confirm or eliminate ALS.  For two months, I was immobilized by fear of ALS.  I’m over the worst

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