A diagnosis of MND may mean you will need to re-think your future plans, it does not mean you should stop making any new ones.
Being informed about the disease will enable you to plan your life as best as you can. Adapting to life with MND will take time, but with appropriate health and social care and with a positive outlook, most people come to terms with their diagnosis and manage to live their life as fully as possible.
A positive approach is one major step towards being in control of the rest of your life.
A diagnosis does not mean you have to stop being independent, or that you should cancel an intended holiday. It just means you should consider more carefully about what you do and how you go about it. Find out what help is available so you know where to go if help is needed.
The MND Association is here to support you through the disease and can help to advise and point you in the direction of the relevant services.
No-one knows what the future has in store for them, we can only make plans and hope that we live long enough to see them materialise.
With help and guidance you have the option to make informed choices, it is your life and you can still arrange it to suit you.
Make your plans and make them happen, don’t give in to the disease before you have to, a positive approach is one major step towards being in control of the rest of your life.