July 27, 2021 at 1:14 pm #202200Ullrich CMD – Recently Diagnosed 4 Year Old
My daughter has recently been diagnosed with UCMD and I was wondering if there is someone who has experience with this form of MD who would be willing to share their experience with me?
I would be keen to hear from both a parent and someone effected by the condition.
CharlotteJuly 27, 2021 at 11:24 pm #202205Reply To: Ullrich CMD – Recently Diagnosed 4 Year Old
I have UCMD and happy to chat to you about my experience. I’m 43 and live independently with support from PAs (carers) in East Sussex.
Happy to chat on here or via PM if you prefer and I may be able to put you in touch with parents of younger children as well.
A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas AdamsJuly 28, 2021 at 9:16 am #202206Reply To: Ullrich CMD – Recently Diagnosed 4 Year Old
Thanks for making contact. I would really like to chat but having issues PM you. When I click the link to PM nothing happens.
We live in East Sussex too, we are based near Lewes.
Our concern’s with Josie’s mobility started 2 years ago, when she was 18 months, but we only received the formal diagnosis on 8th July this year.
At the moment, although we have an idea of the progression of the condition, we are not trying to look too far into the future but we are a bit 100 miles an hour trying to make provisions/adaptions in the house etc but again this is hard because we don’t exactly know what we are planning for.
I suppose what I would like to know (if you are happy to share with me) is your experience of life with UCMD and how best we can go about supporting Josie.
I would also be very grateful if you could put me in contact with other parents/families who have/are experiencing the same thing.
Once again, thank you so much for making contact.
CharlotteJuly 29, 2021 at 9:57 pm #202212Reply To: Ullrich CMD – Recently Diagnosed 4 Year Old
The PM function does seem to be out if action for the time being – thanks for alerting us to that.
I can direct you to some support groups on Facebook that might be of interest if you are on that? I will look out for you on there and we can get in contact that way. I live about 20 mins from you.
The main support group that is UCMD/Collagen VI specific is:
Sorry i can’t make that a link – that function doesn’t seem to be working either.
Bear with us everyone while we get these gremlins sorted out!!
A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas AdamsJuly 29, 2021 at 9:58 pm #202213Reply To: Ullrich CMD – Recently Diagnosed 4 Year Old
Charlotte, if you are not on Facebook, let me know and I will find another way.
A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.