12:18 PM Academic West.Brace for;After posting early Thursday@Far West;I fell@no recollection:Waking up hospitalized with IV access inside of left elbow,blood stained on upper clothing & stitches under right eye.Out Fri.aft;Too late to post.

Diagnoses final item; ALS suspected.

 

From Web MD.com

Brain & Nervous System Health Center

 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - Topic Overview

 

What is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a disease in which certain nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord slowly die. These nerve cells are called motor neurons, and they control the muscles that allow you to move the parts of your body. ALS is also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.

People with ALS gradually become more disabled. How quickly the disease gets worse is different for everyone. Some people live with ALS for several years. But over time, ALS makes it hard to walk, speak, eat, swallow, and breathe. These problems can lead to injury, illness, and eventually death.

http://www.webmd.com/brain/tc/...s-als-topic-overview

 

What causes ALS?

Doctors don't know what causes ALS. In about 1 case out of 10, it runs in families.2 This means that 9 times out of 10, a person with ALS doesn't have a family member with the disease.

ALS is not contagious. So it can't be spread from one person to another.

What are the symptoms?

The first sign of ALS is often weakness in one leg, one hand, the face, or the tongue. The weakness slowly spreads to both arms and both legs. This happens because as the motor neurons slowly die, they stop sending signals to the muscles. So the muscles don't have anything telling them to move. Over time, with no signals from the motor neurons telling the muscles to move, the muscles get weaker and smaller.

Over time, ALS also causes:

  • Muscle twitching.
  • Trouble using your hands and fingers to do tasks.
  • Problems with speaking, swallowing, eating, walking, and breathing.

ALS usually doesn't affect the ability to think, reason, or remember things.

Just because you have muscle weakness, fatigue, stiffness, and twitching doesn't mean that you have ALS. Those symptoms can also be caused by other conditions. So talk to your doctor if you have those symptoms.

 

5/1/2011 1:14 PM EDT (Not EDT! But here.)

( I pray,hope it isn't so! But this is Humanity Life.

Tomorrow I'll bus to High East A;for their 1:15 PM semi-concert  recital, 2PM -3:30 PM (that I'll probebly get to late,or cut short my stay@their semi-concert  recital)  for  Dr. David Polok of the Washigton Institute for Near East Policy;Speaking on;

         ' The Palestinians of East Jerusalem: What are they really thinking about ?'

Then after; Hours of free access@E.

I can only hope that I don't have a falling accident over there tomorrow! For the nearby hospital I'd naturally be taken to is their near  Mid-East hospital I recently snuck away from with a contraption affixed by impossible to remove pipes,going into my body@PRIORITY 1 LIFE  ESCAPE for my life fears@conclusion of our Jewish שבת = Sabbath.

Now@1:18 PM;  G O O D   S U N D A Y     M O R N I N G    A M E R I C A

To Life!=לחיים       Michael         PRIORITY   1   LIFE

 

 
 
 
 
 
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