Hi, my name is Dinesh and I am a 47 year old male, married with 3 children; aged 22, 17 and 14.
I inherited the disorder from mum and although I knew I had the condition some 5 years earlier due to my symptoms mainly to do with balance which was getting worse overtime it was not until 2010 that I tested positively.
I am currently in full time work. I am hoping this will continue for some time yet. I am the youngest of 4 children and 2 of siblings have the condition and progression is further down the both of them.
I am coping at work but have noticed my condition deteriorate when I feel fatigued. I bought a walking stick 6 weeks ago and I am learning how to use it, It's a fold up one which I took to my work sine I use public transport. I figured it was better then looking drunk all the time.
I wondered if anybody recently has gone through medical retirement and what was their experience like? My consultant thinks I should only tell my employers of the condition when my performance is questioned.