my dad has been suffering from bulbar ALS since december of 2006. at first he was sure his problem with his voice was due to an operation he had to correct a snoring problem. he soon learn't it was ALS. he avoided telling his immediate family of his disease until janruary of this year. i'm sure this was to protect us from emotional suffering. he is still walking, using his limbs and eating but, can no longer communicate with us effectively. we're wondering if the onset had anything to do with a concussion he had in october of 2003. it was severe enough to render him unconscience for 30 minutes. i did notice a change in his behavior after that as well. he would forget things easily and become emotional more easily as well. all my life, i've never seen him cry, until after the bump on his head....and with this disease. the emotions are very spontainious. i love him dearly, i've read of allot of suffering with this diseasa and hope that he doesn't have to suffer too much. i dont know how he feels most of the time - he protects our feelings by always saying he feels ok.
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