i am sorry that your family member has to go through this...i am glad though you are there to help...would make me feel so helpless...
I can't imagine how difficult that must be. Baseball star Jim Hunter had it, too, as well as, of course, Lou Gehrig.
i have been a personal support worker for 6 years, i understand how your family feel...God bless!..JJRod'z
it is a cruel disease, sorry for this pain in your family, your write said it all
Sounds like a horrific disease. Love the analogy, though.
The depth of feeling is conveyed with such empathy..one prays for courage and somehow hope..Converting to rust...what a phrase!
tears at the heart - your words, and the cruel affliction... peace and strength...
A beautiful write about an awful disease.
Well worded Helen.
Having LGMD myself I understand some of what is truly happening here. I am truly sorry and you are right it is a merciless disease.
Heartfelt words, Helen. I had an aunt with the same affliction. Blessings...x
Your poem is so sadly and painfully descriptive of this dreaded disease. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family member.
You have written well about this cruel disease and lending support to family in trying times!! You will be blest forever!!
An awful disease, truly awful. You put it ably and heart-rendingly.
..a tough one indeed as your words connects with it.. the pain is visible and you made it so tangible in your piece.. i am sorry that your family had to go through such pain.. and you’re blessed for you’ve found the true essence of love and family.(:Brightest blessings to you and your family.~Kelvin
ALS a new phenomena, that spells destruction. Apparently there's no known cure. You are reaching out beautifully.
So sad. Yes, absolutely merciless.
You are a gem, Helen!
I got goosebumps reading this and I think it will be the last one I'm reading tonight. You paint a sad, sad picture of yes, a merciless disease - a disease which is not respecter of anyone.Heartfelt words - sad truth so well written.
So sad. My best friend's father-in-law was a victim of ALS last year. I saw what it was like...a horrible disease.
Alas, our body's machine succumbs to its forms of rust, just like old iron does.Poignant take on the photo...
Heartwrenching. So well done.— KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel
Many blessings to you and you family,Helen...Heartfelt words and one of the nicest take on the prompt...
Moving words, Helen. Hard times. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Helen- this is a stellar piece- thoughtful and heartfelt. Brava.
Helen, your poem was very moving. I am very familiar with the horrors of ALS. I think there are no worse illnesses than neuromuscular diseases!
This is a powerful poem Helen....it gripped my heart. By the way I love your new profile picture it is beautiful and glamorous!
Yes I knew someone who passed away from ALS, I miss her! thanks for writing.
That's a very apt metaphor Helen. I family friend, now dead, had ALS...it really is an awful disease.
This is touching and sad. I am sorry about your family member suffering from this disease. How wonderful that you can be there. Rich blessings on you and your family.