I turned 40 today, yes I did, and I am not afraid to say it. I am feeling a little retrospective and thought I would share a little about getting older and living with SMA (or other disabilities). I know it is hard to imagine the future when you are younger, I remember through my teens feeling invincible. I could get around in a manual wheelchair and do everything I needed to take care of myself; I didn't think about anything but school, dating, driving, shopping, etc... I remember receiving a newsletter about living with SMA that was written by a couple of ladies with the diagnosis.