I have been diagnosed in the last year with progressive cerebellar ataxia/ I look at people walking past my house but I can no longer walk unaided . the DVLA are deciding whether I can keep my licence- the car is my legs and when I drive I feel free and like a member of the human race. I always walked a great deal in the past - each day I would walk at least 10 miles but now I cannot do this. I fall over if I use a stick so I have a very good lightweight walker from Coopers but it is no good in gravel or other awkward surfaces. My partner left me as he could not cope with my disability so I live alone and it is fine. social gatherings are also a problem as I cannot swallow or speak clearly. I bought a treadmill as I hoped this would help but I am nervous of falling off it. any ideas for exercise I would be grateful I have put on weight now and this is depressing- I cannot swallow salads, fruit, tomatoes etc so my diet is not healthy. any ideas would be great !thanks
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