Most people don’t know what to say to someone who comes down with a deadly disease. Simple is better.
If you don’t know what to say, or, if you’re afraid you might say the wrong thing, try this:
How are you doing?
That’s a good start.
When friends or family ask “How are you doing?” I answer as simply as possible.
I ain’t dead yet.
I know. Ice breaker, right?
As of today, I ain’t dead yet. But time is running out. I know it. My wife knows it. Friends and family know it.
I long for a different outcome to ALS but I know where this journey leads and ends.
But I ain’t dead yet.