One minute all systems working then a semi-collapse and partial recovery in June 2017 and the news of a degenerated cerebellum. Age 73 and a life of sport, one at international level. Adjusting to it with vitamin B complex, lots of water, healthier diet and a different but healthy fitness regime (strenuous, wobbly park run and two outings of 20 minute power walking each week plus some gentle mountain biking) - that's a package I can recommend because there appears to be no deterioration in 13 months. And I'm fitter. Of course, one doesn't know what would have happened without those. I have tried daily balancing exercises on one foot but have applied myself poorly. I look forward to sharing ideas on this site. Presumably we all share the same insecurity about the future. Part of the brain has deteriorated and irreversibly. Not a nice thought. But somehow I seem to be making more of my life. Which brings to mind what one subscriber put so aptly - "I've got ataxia, but it hasn't got me."