I had such plans for an active old age but that has all changed. It is true that this ataxia is worse for young people with their whole life ahead of them but people my age (68) also have many future plans.
I have had a very active life and don’t feel that it is over yet. This ataxia has forced me to sit on the sofa all day while my mind keeps on racing around. I can’t even get angry about this situation. It is how it is.