having been diagnosed with mixed connective tissue disease I have now been diagnosed with cerebellar ataxia . I cannot walk, fall over a lot and have problems with swallowing and speech . I have a very good neurologist but the condition is hard to cope with as I live alone ( my partner of 21 years left me as he said \I was too disabled) I do feel my life has ended, the interests I had, music and walking I am no longer able to do. some friends are ok but some have dropped me . each day is quite a struggle. any ideas on how to cope ?