Hello Everyone, My name is Margaret and I am 47 years old and live in Northern Ireland. When I was 24 years old I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After the surgery to get part of this removed I was diagnosed with Cerebellar Ataxia. My balance and co-ordination can sometimes cause me difficulty. I could never use crutches or a walking stick as I have problems with balancing on these. When out and about I usually have someone with me who I can link arms with them, I am able to get about well this way most of the time. About 12 years ago I started to have a problem in my throat that both I and my doctors are still confused on. It feels like I am constantly swallowing and trying to catch my breath. This can last for a minute or so and my voice becomes croaky and distorted while it happens. Sometimes this can feel like trapped wind trying to get out but cant get out, it can be uncomfortable.
I am wondering if anyone on here has been diagnosed with Cerebellar Ataxia through a brain tumor? I would also like to know if anyone has the same problems with their throat?
Please reply and let me know. It is great to see all the support on here =]