Itching

Ever had an itch you can't scratch?  Or been somewhere in public when to scratch the itch was beyond protocol? Ogden Nash opined: "Happiness is having a scratch for every itch!" Itching is a byproduct of ALS. Every ALS discussion board has inquiries about finding relief for intense itching. Suggestions range from hot showers, to scratching …

The first Mother’s Day without my mother

This Mother’s Day (2017) was the first that I had no mother on earth. And, oh, how much I miss her! She was my friend, my mentor, my counselor. It pained her to see my body weaken from ALS. Her she was, 96 years old, walking with no cane or walker and watching me decline …

How to freeze up a wheel on an electric wheelchair with a garbage bag

Five years ago I was riding my trusty Felt-135 road bicycle 24 miles per day to the Gulf and back. Today I sit and ride all day in my Quickie 710 Electric Wheelchair. Quite a change! But not to be daunted, so far I’ve racked up over 500 miles in my neighborhood jaunts on my …