Hi everybody, I am new here, I seen my Neurologist Last Thursday, and she said that it is time to get a wheelchair, as I must not walk far ( I can't anyway ) so must use the wheelchair---- as I have Ataxia !!!!---- It was the same Neurologist I seen years ago --Ataxia was not mentioned then , --- it is too long a story to type out, I shall try my best --- 1990 I had a MRI Scan, I could not balance and my shaking was awful -- was told I had Parkinson's Disease , so was treated for that, --- more problems with severe Depression came and went, My "Parkinson's " seemed to the hospital to change from that to --- Essential Tremor !!! Okay, !! so I carried on, I got worse, then a bit better and worse again, so from 1990, I have battled on my own, TILL ---- I got osteoporosis, broken bones --- ribs, shoulder, elbow, ankle , my balance has got so bad that I cannot stand at all now, unless my back is against a wall, I bought myself a walker, and walking sticks, ---4 years ago, to manage in my home alone became unbearable, so my Daughter came and took me to live with her, She took me to her G.P., as I have peripheral Neuropathy, my feet were so swollen, and Numb, the G P got me an appointment with the Neurologist , I am awaiting another Scan, she took blood,--- had that before years ago from the same Neurologist, to look for "a Gene " !!!, after some tests with her she said that I have Ataxia, that is when she said it was time for me to be in the wheelchair, she spoke as if I should Know that I have had ataxia for years !!!, I am Baffled. ???