ALS was already on my mind because of the Ice Bucket challenge, and knowing the guy who inspired it is only in his late twenties surely doesn't help. On my ***** feed I saw a Washington Post article stating "5 Myths About ALS." I probably should have skipped over it, but anyway one of the myths was that "ALS is an old person disease." The article said that's not true because the median age is only 54, and that the age range for ALS is wide an anyone can get it. The article also says the disease isn't that rare, and that 1 out of every 1000 women will die from it (and that EVERYONE will at least know someone with ALS). Every time my ALS fear creeps up (and it always seems to...it's basically as much a part of my yearly routine as taxes), I calm myself down by telling myself that it's rare, but now I have this article telling me it's actually not, and it's bothering me.
I've had this weak feeling in my left leg for a few months now, and this article has successfully reignited my fear.