By Trish Hughes Kreis
CMT is known as a slow moving disorder which does
not shorten a personís life span. For many
people, symptoms are mild although more severe cases
may require the person living with CMT to use leg
braces or a wheelchair for assistance with mobility.
Surgery is sometimes an option in order to correct
the foot or joint deformity.
Hereditary Neuropathy may not have been a disorder the newly
diagnosed person has been familiar with or it may have been a
part of the family for generations. In either situation,
education and reaching out for support will help not only the
person living with CMT but also their families.
Trish Hughes Kreis
is a freelance writer and full-time Legal
Administrator who coordinates the care of her
disabled youngest brother, Robert. She
advocates on behalf of Robert in order to keep
him as healthy and happy as possible and has
managed to persistently navigate the maze of
social services and government programs
available to help him. Most importantly,
she keeps Robert in a steady supply of Word
Search books and 7-Up and entertains him by
being on the losing end of many card games.
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or
through her blog