Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

I wasn't around her during that time. But it may have been more than a year. It varies wildly.

Have you read Tuesdays with Morrie? It's about a man whose teacher teaches him while dying of Lou Ehrig's. Morrie could speak 'til nearly the end. On the other hand, Stephen Hawking is still alive after decades of being unable to speak with the same disease/syndrome.

Side note: My aunt's daughter married an engineer/inventor and he started a company to manufacture technology that allows people without speech to speak and write. Aunt Lu wasn't able to use it before she passed. But that's why Stephen Hawking can lecture and write books.

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal