It was the Friday before Mothers’ Day when Dr. Moser dropped the bomb. My body proved resilient, remaining virtually the same as it was the day before, the month before, really even 5 years before. Everything else, though, at least everything that I could see, was flipped on its head. This decapitation of my physicalContinue reading “First Impulsivity after an Adrenomyeloneuropathy Diagnosis”
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Part 5: Diagnosis: Adrenomyeloneuropathy
Betty was a good sport, and a hard worker. Since I have never been able to consider complex answers to such simple questions, I was confident that she would come back with a straight forward plan of attack. Certainly, an explanation for what had been causing these annoying balance problems. More importantly, I expected anContinue reading “Part 5: Diagnosis: Adrenomyeloneuropathy”
Trail’s End/Journey’s Beginning?
So, we came back the next year, but it did not go well. I did not make it far this time, and never completed the AT. Still really important because it was a pivotal point in figuring out what would be my life. When you are on the trail, you spend a lot of timeContinue reading “Trail’s End/Journey’s Beginning?”
FDA Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting
See a very important announcement fromaldconnect ALD Connect plans to submit a Letter of Interest to the FDA to host an Externally-Led Patient-Focused Drug Development meeting in April 2022. The primary goal of patient-focused drug development is to better incorporate the patient’s voice in drug development and evaluation. Our target population will be adults withContinue reading “FDA Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting”
Strength? Or Weakness?
I have been described as mainly stubborn. I seem to have trouble giving up. Even when impractical. If I can get it done, I do. If I think I can, I try. And I think that is a strength, a good thing. According to dear olde dad, it has always been that way. AMN hasContinue reading “Strength? Or Weakness?”
A Mother’s Grief
Too often, I am afraid, we spend much of our time focusing on those afflicted with disease, without worrying so much about the impact on those around them. My mom, a lovely lady in so many ways, was stoic. She was a hard worker, who invested little in outward emotion. She was focused on objectives-Continue reading “A Mother’s Grief”
Something to Consider
I love to enter road races in my wheelchair. It is part of what I do, to feel normal. I guess I have a bit of work ahead of me before I need to deal with the problems described in this article- I am consistently slow. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-wheelchair-racers-outpace-olympic-distance-runners-but-not-sprinters/ I have a racing chair that some dudeContinue reading “Something to Consider”
Partnering to fight AMN together
First let me say, on behalf of everyone at SwanBio Therapeutics, how much we admire and respect the platform Brad has created here with his blog. The voices of people dealing with AMN are the ones that rise to the top when we make decisions. For readers who don’t know us, SwanBio is targeting diseasesContinue reading “Partnering to fight AMN together”
Genotypes, Phenotype, Whatotypes?
I expect every man with AMN knows full well how he got to where he is. We all know that while dad did his part proper on the Y, over on the X side, well, politely, mom shared a gimpy chromosome. Thus, the term, X-linked, as in the umbrella term, X-ALD. This, boys, is ourContinue reading “Genotypes, Phenotype, Whatotypes?”
I do not expect many would argue with me on this one: the Coronavirus was a bad deal for all of us. While, fortunately, no one that I was close to died, more folks than I would want fell ill. I am an opportunist, always have been. I think that this, coupled to my unbridledContinue reading “Great Things”