Walk4CMT coming up on September 18

I will be walking as far as I comfortably can in Muscular Dystrophy Canada's Virtual Walk4CMT on Saturday, September 18 — which is somewhere north of 20km at which point the numbness setting it around 10km usually gets into a little more active pain, thanks of course to the effects of a relatively mild case of CMT2. To make it perhaps extra challenging, I'll be four days off the ol' snip and tuck, but I hope it really will make no vas deferens. 😆 If you already donated, thank you! I am still $45 under my goal of raising $1000, so there is room for more donors.

The first treatable form of CMT?

Diagnosis CMT

I wrote this brief article on the way the SORD gene works (or fails to work) for the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation. SORD mutations cause "the most common autosomal recessive form of CMT2 (CMT2A1), autosomal recessive intermediate CMT (CMTRIA), and the overlapping category of distal hereditary motor neuropathy (dHMN)."

CMT, COVID-19, and Respiratory Health

A few weekends ago, I listened to the HNF webinar on COVID-19 and CMT with Dr. John Bach of Rutgers University Medical School, a leader in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation, particularly for people with neuromuscular diseases. You can watch it and get a bunch of other materials now — for free — thanks to the HNF.

New genetic diagnostics for CMT

Here's an informative article from the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF) about current best practices in genetic diagnosis of CMT. A lot of examples are given of people with less common subtypes who waited a long time to get properly diagnosed — sometimes after many years of wrong diagnoses or none at all. Today the best… Continue reading New genetic diagnostics for CMT