i am a father of 4.6 yr old dmd boy.he is very beautiful and mischevious
he is my only son and was diagnised with dmd when he was 18 months old.
From your history it seems u are not dmd as u could walk untill 18 yrs of age . Even u were diagnised at the age of 9.
So typically your symptoms are of BMD
abt research in our country (india)
nothing much is happening .V are all keeping touch on the net with companies who are working hard on interventional drugs to slow the progress of this bloody disease.
If u want to discuss in personal u can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
all the best and hv gr8 weekend.