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A Glimpse into the Life of a Dystrophic PhD

A Glimpse into the Life of a Dystrophic PhD: If you know about the basics of Muscular Dystrophy (MD), you can assume that any task involving physical strength may become more and more difficult over time. In my experience some activities have remained relatively easy as things have progressed (like using a mouse or trackpad) while other activities have become unfathomably difficult (social events away from home). I want to share the current status of several phases of my life. Before getting into the details, I will point out that there are 30+ types of neuromuscular diseases ( ) meaning that symptoms, progression, and severity are highly variable so what works for me may not work for others. Counter to the old adage one size does NOT fit all.