End of Life Plans
After receiving a diagnosis of ALS, everyone reacts differently. No matter what your reaction, at some point you begin making decisions and planning for the future. Some decisions will be less difficult or stressful than others (i.e., when to use a cane vs. if you want to prolong life with tracheostomy and invasive ventilation).
You should consider what consequences your decisions will have on your family and friends since everyone will be affected by the outcome.
Ultimately, you are the decision maker.
But you are not alone. Seek the support of family and friends, your ALS clinic team, and other people and families living with ALS.