It was at this time that the consultant sent my GP an official letter confirming the diagnosis, as tests had highlighted motor nerve damage in my tongue, and it was starting to twitch. This seemed to give her the final medical signpost she needed to diagnose this difficult disease officially. I had MND. They could also see changes in my legs, though I felt that they were still strong. I was doing about an hour a day at that time on an exercise bike, trying to keep fit and keep my legs working. Reasons not to accept the diagnosis were still present for me. Following the official diagnosis, the professor put me on Riluzole – a drug for MND to slow muscular progression down by about two months. Taking this drug put me on a clinical trial, which was good news as I got more frequent appointments and there was talk of more trials in the future.