My husband was diagnosed with ALS on 11/20/2013.
Wife, best friend, partner in crime, side kick and now... caregiver. This is my side of the story.
When Lynn and I first knew that we wanted to be together we planned for her to move to Richmond. I made a trip to Minnesota to meet Lynn's friends and family and I knew that if I could I should move to Minnesota. I got lucky and found a job here and moved. I can say without a doubt that I made the right move. Lynn's family had taken me in with open arms. The support from her family has been phenomenal. I not only found a woman that loves me with all her heart but a family that loves and accepts me. I know that as my disease progresses this support will become more and more important and I'm very blessed to be part of this family. I love Lynn with all my heart and wish we were going to grow old together but I will strive to get the most out of every day we have together.
Good to hear from you. Take advantage of everything the VA has to offer. There are more than enough challenges for you two. It took grandpa Len awhile to learn how to operate his electric wheel chair. There were some strange marks on the door jams and one of the ladies who lived in their high rise got bumped in the knee during the line up for the salad bar. If nothing else exciting is going on, tell Lynn you love her. It always seems to brighten up my lady.