I have a few questions for the men in this community who have AMN.
-What is your age?
-At what age were you when you began experiencing a difference in your walking?
-At what age did you start using walking assistance? (walker, cane, etc.)
-What was your lifestyle like before and during these transitions? (for instance, did you exercise, what was your diet like, did you drink and/or smoke, etc.)
I'm just trying to get a grasp on how these variables differ from one man to another. Here are the answers about my brother and I...
-He is 39 years old
-He noticed a difference in his walking in his early 20's(maybe 22-23)
-He began using a cane at around 25(he currently uses a wheelchair)
-Prior and during these transitions he did not exercise, he had a moderate to poor diet, he smoked cigarettes regularly, and he drank alcohol not very often.
-I am 29 years old
-I noticed a difference in my walking at 22 years old
-I do not use any walking assistance
-Prior and during these transitions I work out regularly, I have a fairly healthy diet(I don't eat any sweets and focus on veggies and lean meats), I've never smoked cigarettes but I did drink alcohol frequently in my early 20s.
Your responses are greatly appreciated.