Thank you Ian, DivineR, Shelia and TeeHee,
Felling a little tearful today. Has felt very surreal over Xmas - no routine and such. Although it has been only a week since DX, it seems an eternity!
It is good to hear your stories and to have someone "on my side" as I feel a little removed from society at the mo. I know that to have a progressive condition is better that, as you said, having something that quickly ends life. You can plan and adjust your lifestyle accordingly.
Thanks for advice re work, will tackle that on Tues when I go back.
I will keep a eye on the Forum.
Chin up and cheer up, ever onwards.