I am Gudjon Oskarson, I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a severe muscle wasting condition, and need assistance 24/7 and I’m doing my PhD in human genetics. Ask me anything!
Hi Reddit! I am Gudjon Oskarsson. I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a severe muscle wasting condition. I'm dependent on motorised wheelchair and need assistance and care 24/7. I have never let it define me. I'm a pharmacologist doing my PhD in human genetics and have published in peer-reviewed journals. Ask me anything! Literally anything.
In addition, I and my two friends recently made an episode dedicated to Duchenne MD in our podcast on the World Duchenne Awareness Day last month.
Listen to episode 15 of Calling Munro here:
EDIT: Thanks for all the questions, I'll be heading off now to sleep. Please keep on asking and I'll go through the questions one by one tomorrow.
EDIT2: As requested, here are the two articles I'm the first author of. Couldn't have done it without the coauthors.