I'm 100km this month to leave MS behind
Support my challenge to leave MS behind!
In February 2021 I presented to a Dr with numbness from my collarbone down my entire left side. I was swiftly admitted to the ED at John Hunter Hospital and began the first 12 hours of my 4 day journey of being a human pin cushion. Blood tests, angios, CT scans and more blood tests didn't explain anything. My strength face, speech, balance, test results were all overwhelmingly normal. After being admitted to the Acute Stroke and Neurology ward, 3 MRIs, a lumbar puncture, and 13 more vials of blood, I was diagnosed with MS. While in hospital I undertook a 3 day course of high dose IV steroids to reduce the inflammation on my spinal legion, which will hopefully bring the feeling back to my body (check out the updates for how that's going)
Anyway, what can I do about it other than my ongoing treatment? What's gonna help people who have this disease who are worse off than me? I’m taking part in The May 50K challenge and will be leaving my limits behind to raise funds for life-changing research into multiple sclerosis!
Sadly, MS is commonly diagnosed in the prime of life between just 20 - 40 years old. I need your help to leave MS where it belongs, behind us. Research is the key to changing the future of MS and I’ve accepted The May 50K challenge to change lives.
Please make a donation to support my challenge.
MRI #55 MRIs in 2 months. Tell ya what, I'm sick of that tube.
Take my strong hand 😂
An update - over the last few days I've developed some weakness in my right hand. So things like texting, doing up buttons, typing, using chopsticks, and just general every day tasks are kinda tricky. This is a bit freakier than the last symptoms because it's affecting my every day life - like, the numbness wasn't pleasant, but it didn't stop me from doing anything.
I'm waiting for a call from my specialist to see what happens next, but as always staying positive. I mean, if someone can learn to walk all over again after they've had an accident, if someone can learn to talk again after they've had a stroke, SURELY I will be able to use chopsticks again one day 😂
Thank you to my Sponsors
Ben & Katey
Katharine A Potter