December 21, 2015 is my CMT diagnosis day…. I currently have significant muscle atrophy in my calves, lower arms, and hands, muscle fasciculations throughout my body, I have bi-lateral foot drop, my toes no longer support my body and are painfully beginning to claw, and I am currently on my second set of AFO’s which are cumbersome and incredibly uncomfortable.
I live in Michigan and it’s cold In the month of December. Yep, I know, shocking right? But, once temps drop below 40 degrees it’s all we Midwesterners ever seem to talk about…rather, complain about. For the typical and “able” winter despiser, December to early March is all about layering up, thawing out, and making it through.