Despite the early signs of improvement at Mayo Clinic, Gehrig passed away less than two years later, aged just 37. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is now known as Lou Gehrig's Disease by many.
Dear Mrs. Neely-
It is with deep regret that I read of your condition, sclerosis. However, the condition in which I am afflicted may differ from the way you are infected, so if I told you of my treatments I might be hurting you instead of helping.
I cannot too strongly urge you to visit Mayo Clinic as soon as you see your way clear. You may feel that you cannot afford it but I can assure you they are the most reasonable institution imaginable - and I'm sure they will find out in short order what will prevent growing worse each year. I too was doctoring with no success, and in less than a month I definitely feel they have checked it for me. I have gained about 8 pounds in the last 3 weeks since my return.
A visit now may seem very expensive, but in the long run I believe you will agree it was the cheapest.
May I wish you every success and a quick recovery.