Support my challenge to leave MS behind!
Four years ago, My life changed. Most people wouldn't even notice, I lead a pretty normal albeit hectic life.
Four years ago I was diagnosed with remitting reoccurring MS. This means, with hard work, determination and some great drugs...… I can almost get back to normal after each "flare up". Almost being the key word there.
Every person with MS has a different story, different symptoms and different ways of dealing with it. I thought I was invincible. Determined not to fall victim to the depression so common with such a diagnosis, I did my best to continue life as normal. Hindsight suggests this wasn't such a great plan, but like most people when it comes to their health.... I was in denial.
After the birth of our first child, I reached the turning point in my MS journey. Determined to breast feed like any first time new mum meant I couldn't take my medications. I had my first "flare up". A new lesion on my spinal cord meant I lost feeling and strength in both my arms. I could barely lift our baby girl. I was overweight, unfit and tired. I knew something had to change and I had to make it happen.
I now use diet and exercise to compliment my medications. I talk openly about having MS and realize I'm not invincible.
To me the May 50 is more than just a fundraiser. Its about challenging myself and raising awareness. Its hard to explain what its like having MS. The challenges are daily and there is not yet a cure, but I am lucky to have the most amazing support network and together we are unstoppable.
Please feel free to make a donation to support my challenge.
Thank you so much!
Thank you to my Sponsors