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Motor neurone disease has left me unable to speak, walk or feed myself but I’m determined to enjoy life – Yahoo News

Wednesday, 7 December, 2022

Motor neurone disease has left me unable to speak, walk or feed myself but I’m determined to enjoy life – Yahoo News

Eighteen months ago, Susan Fletcher Watts realised that something was a little bit ‘off’ with her speech. The then 59-year-old Patent Attorney from South Oxfordshire felt healthy enough and along with husband Brian, 62, she was still actively enjoying her passions for hiking, gliding and travelling.

But in March last year she noticed that she was stumbling over the odd word or two - an early sign of motor neurone disease (MND), the condition set to change her life.

"I was mispronouncing words like ‘bigger’ which was coming out as ‘bi__er’ and occasionally I’d splutter on a cup of tea or a glass of water," she says. "By May, I decided to contact my GP who asked me to come in later that afternoon as they suspected a stroke. Thankfully, that was ruled out pretty quickly once she’d talked to me in person, but I was referred there and then to the neurological department at John Radcliffe hospital."

Read more at: https://news.yahoo.com/motor-neurone-disease-signs-symptoms-experience-130846134.html

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