What is the life span of folks with this disease? I have had it for about three years and was diagnosed in summer of last year. Before that I had strange symptoms that no doctor could diagnose. Today my walking is terrible as is my dizziness when I get up in the morning. It is as if the view in front of me is dropping violently. It diminishes as the day progresses but never disappears totally. Also, I am weak in the morning even though I can lift 410 pounds on the inclined leg press machine for a total of 60 times, 30 at a time. My power goes to hell when I get up but later in the day it returns at the gym but with slight dizziness still there as I stagger from machine to machine. It is not weight lifting but seated resistance training at a rehab gym. If I tried this while standing I would fall over quickly. But the training allows me to quickly correct my gait when I am starting to fall. I seldom fall any more but do stagger a lot. When I do fall, it is like I am a tree falling with no knee collapse to break the fall. I got a lot of huge bruises on my back because I seem to automatically rotate when I fall. I do not how I do it. It seems to be an automatic reflex and it is great because falling on my back is better than falling forward and smashing my face. PSP victims, I have been told, fall backward but I always fall forward or sideways while correcting in mid-fall to a backward or close to backward fall. My blood thinners from my cardiac Doctor do not help the bruising ~~.(I had a triple bypass in August of last year). Any way, let me close by saying that my doctor said that mild odd symptoms of PSP get worse after cardiac surgery and it is then able to being diagnosed. Good luck all.