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Life expectancy
Jul 1, 2006
... life expectancy as a rule is 2 to 5 years after diagnosis. ... (7 replies)
... but hope for the best. I'm asking for anyone who has had a similar experience about the life expectancy at this point. I know there are many factors that can prolong this, but I just need any figure to start plan around. ... (17 replies)
... My uncle started showing signs of ALS over 9 years ago. I remember I was staying with them when he first started showing. ... (17 replies)

Life expectancy
Jun 12, 2006
... Does anyone know how what the life expectancy is for someone diagnosed with ALS and who has started to decline in health. Speech is going rapidly. ... (7 replies)
... I'm terribly sorry for you and your father. There is nothing anyone can say to prepare you for this disease. I lost my Grandfather to ALS and my Mother has been suffering with ALS for approximately a year now. ... (17 replies)
... Hi, I was am new to these boards but I have dealt with ALS. My father passed away a little over 3 years ago from ALS at age 61. Pretty much everyone progresses at different rates, but usually ALS patients pass away from the disease 18 to 24 months after been diagnosed. ... (17 replies)
... I would like to hear from anyone who has had experience with an ALS patient on the ventilator. My father had ALS and he did not choose to go on the vent. My mother in law was diagnosed with ALS ten years ago and has been on the ventilator for the last eight years. ... (17 replies)
... i dont see any posts in a while. i hope your well. my dad is 59 and was diagnosed with als only in may. he has symptoms only a few months prioir and they treated him for acid reflux. he has bolbar als which is an extremely fast progressing form. ... (17 replies)
... nlike your dad i can tell my mom is very depressed i try to talk to her about different things and she could care less. and remember if he does get angry its ok for him to be as well as you and your mom... its not FAIR..good luck with everything God bless you. ... (17 replies)
Oct 10, 2009
... My Father in Law is 75 and was diagnosed with ALS in May 2009. His symptoms had slowed and he hasn't progressed a lot sonce May. ... (1 replies)
... This is the most painful thing I've ever had to experience. My father died of ALS just 3 weeks after being diagnosed. I don't understand... I saw him for Thanksgiving and he was fine. The dr. ... (0 replies)
... Some people really do stick around for a while.. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. A friend of mine's mom was diagnosed when we were in elementary school. ... (17 replies)
... Anyway, I say all of this to say no two people are alike in how long they will live or how the disease progresses. I truly understand how difficult this must be for families and highly recommend that you seek support and always remember to take care of yourselves as you take on the task of taking caring of your loved ones. ... (17 replies)
... this dosent go on forever for the person with als. but it seems to for those who have loved the person and watched them die a little more each day. but you are right. ENJOY EACH DAY. EVEN THE TOUGH ONES!! ... (17 replies)
... Thanks for asking. my dad passed away on January 1 2008 in the morning. the 2 weeks or so prior to his death, he was very weak and bed ridden. he failed very quickly. ... (17 replies)
... hey thanks for the concern. all is going as best it can be here. my dad is starting to show more progressive signs, but he is in good spirits. ... (17 replies)
... nd what to expect. The neurologist told us less than 6 months based on his deterioration. We are moving him home soon and I'm quitting my job to help my mom care for my dad. It'll be a tough 6 month, but we're hoping for the best and living like it's our last. ... (17 replies)
Trying to Cope
Aug 5, 2006
... I have a brother, 48 going on 49 next week, who was diagnosed with ALS approx 4 years ago. ... (8 replies)
... Thank you for your reply! I know the links between diseases are probably few and far between and buried within family histories, but I feel it is worth discussing anyway. ... (21 replies)
Feb 25, 2005
... I am being tested for MS right now. I have been told by several neuros and family doctors that many doctors are diagnosing Fibro now so they don't have to continue testing. ... (19 replies)

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