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05/05/2019

‘I want out of this body’: I can’t move, talk or breathe on my own. But I’m still in there thinking, remembering my old life.

External Link - Source: The Washington Post

What is it like to be locked into your body, to be alive but not living? I’m dying — fast. My lungs are at 20 percent of vital capacity and it’s a matter of time before the nerves supplying my breathing muscles degenerate. I have a rapid form of ALS — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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