Over the past 40+ years, I got through tough times knowing that I could make it because tomorrow had the possibility to be better. With ALS, tomorrow is not better and there is no one - not the doctors or medicine men or faith healers or alternative care practitioners - who can offer real hope today that tomorrow will have options for improvement. I know many top researchers, scientists and doctors are working on finding treatments and a cure right now, and I appreciate them all, but even if they found the answer today, it would take at least 18-months to get it to the shelves and, ultimately, to patients. That makes for a lot of rough tomorrows ahead....
On the other hand, there are areas of medicine where doctors can heal the sick and injured and provide hope that tomorrow will be better. In the midst of the daily challenges of living with ALS, and because of it, I had a personal opportunity to witness this.
Last month, Dan and I went to the outdoor mall to do some shopping. After getting a great parking
|Sunglasses that saved my eye|
|Me in the ER|
|Broken after all|
|Thank you James|
The upside? My face and hand have healed quickly which means that my body is still healthy and in good working order...if only I didn't have ALS, tomorrow could be better! If only....