At least since we are all so different there is hope that mine might not be too bad. I keep telling myself Fear Not so that I am not dominated by that. I read on here somewhere where a person had a weighted vest. Since my left side is weak, I told my physical therapist the other day maybe I should put rocks in my right pocket so I will stay balanced! Got a good laugh out of that one. I actually put my heavy purse on my right shoulder as a counterweight and that helps some. I was unsure at how long something like this progresses sounds like some people have had this over 10 years. I want to see my grandkids grow up and be a part of their life. Since I am affected on the left side I am thankful that I can still drive right now. I take the less traveled roads when I go to town and take my time. At first I didn't realize my left side was so bad. When the neurologist said can you do this...I say "sure" and then tried it and fell all over the place.(that heel/toe walking thing + other tests). I didn't really realize I couldn't do things until they asked me to do it. I felt like an idiot.
I have decided to just get up and go one day at a time and do the best I can and keep going.