My mum, aged 46 has just been diagnosed with SCA17 after two long years of going back and forth to doctors and hospitals, given wrong diagnoses, we finally have this diagnosis. I have a little boy who is five months old and my whole life has just been turned upside down.
I'm really struggling to cope with this. Can anyone offer any advice?
I understand there is nothing I can do to change what's happened. I'm petrified for my mum as she is already showing signs of deteriation and now I've gotta weigh up weather I want myself and my son to get tested, on top of worrying about my brother and sister