What is MND/ALS?

What is MND/ALS?
MND/ALS is characterised by progressive degeneration of the motor nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The motor cells (neurones) control the muscles that enable us to move around, speak, breathe, and swallow. With no nerves to activate them, muscles gradually weaken and waste. Symptoms may include muscle weakness and paralysis, as well as impaired speaking, swallowing, and breathing. In most cases, it does not affect intellect, memory or the senses. Progress is relentless and generally rapid, with a life expectancy of between 2 and 5 years from the onset of symptoms. There is no known cause and there is no known cure. See links on the right for further information.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Carer of the Year Award 2015!!

I would just like to take this moment to say thank you to someone who has been nothing short of amazing since I moved back from Australia just over two months ago to start my battle with MND. 
Arranging doctors, specialists appointments & operations, collecting prescriptions, making phone calls, filling forms, writing emails, driving me everywhere and basically giving up her life to virtually be my 24/7 carer. I don't think I could have coped doing any of this alone. 
Mum, I am grateful for everything you do for me, it doesn't go unnoticed. I know you will say any mother would do the same for their son but you take caring for your family and those you love to the next level!
Thank you Jude Sellmeyer - You Are A Legend!