LGMD “SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW”
Country: United States
LGMD Sub-Type: LGMD 2L – also known as Anoctaminopathy
At what age were you diagnosed:
Although my MD began about 15 years ago, I was finally diagnosed recently with limb-girdle MD Type 2L. Until now, I was only informed by doctors that it was LGMD.
What were your first symptoms:
I began having difficulty climbing stairs and running.
Do you have other family members who have LGMD:
What do you find to be the greatest challenges in living with LGMD:
I have always been an independent person. Since I am an only child, I always did things on my own. Lately, I have had to rely more and more on family and friends. Also, it drives me nuts as to how long it takes me to do things now.
What is your greatest accomplishment:
I am proud to have completed college and earned my degree.
Also, I am happy to have worked 30 years for the same company before having to resign due my struggling with MD.
How has LGMD influenced you into becoming the person you are today:
I am still trying to develop patience. I take pride in accomplishing tasks that once I took for granted.
What do you want the world to know about LGMD:
Please continue to support local and national MD charities whether it be financially or volunteering time to those in need. It is greatly appreciated.
If your LGMD could be “cured” tomorrow, what would be the first thing that you would want to do:
Walk unassisted down by the ocean at one of my local beaches.
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