As this is my first post, I’d like to apologise in advance if I can’t work out how to respond correctly.
Recently diagnosed in December 2019, I’m still trying to get my head around what this truly means in terms of my possible future ability to carry out the most menial tasks.
As someone who was previously really active, i.e. running, fitness and always doing DIY and gardening etc myself and not being reliant on anyone else; I feel completely devastated by the diagnosis.
At present, I’ve only been told that I have atrophy of the cerebellum which is causing my numerous symptoms, I’m due to see my Neurologist tomorrow who should now have my blood test results which may determine the cause.
He told me in December that I may need a lumber punch if the blood tests are inconclusive - does anyone have any experience of this and should I expect any after effects? I’ve read that it can cause dizziness (not really an ideal scenario given what I already feel like).