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‘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.

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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