Muller's muscle

Carol Forde's story

posted on October 1, 2009 - 3:15pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
“We think my grandmother was French Canadian, but she didn’t really talk about her history a lot,” says Carol Forde. “I don’t think the doctor knew what she died of. He said it was pneumonia, but she might have aspirated [inhaled food or liquids into the lungs]. It was a different time. We just accepted it.” 
posted on October 1, 2009 - 1:04am
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
Fast Facts OPMD is a form of muscular dystrophy in which symptoms usually first appear between the 30s and 60s, and primarily involve the muscles of the upper eyelids and the swallowing muscles. As these muscles weaken, patients have difficulty keeping their eyes open and find that food and liquids are increasingly hard to swallow. As OPMD progresses, it can weaken the muscles of the limbs,...