I am swimming in the 2018 Griffith Sport MS Swimathon to join the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. I am raising funds to show my support and your donation will make an impact to change the lives of people living with MS.
Did you know:
I little about me:
As you know my name is Karen. I am 51 years old (...well 52 in January). I am married to a wonderful husband, who is typing this for me, as I cannot spell well because I also have dyslexia. I also have a lovely daughter, after continually supporting me (with her loving support), has just moved to London. About 2 years ago we moved from Melbourne to Redcliffe Qld. My mum (whom I dearly miss) passed away just last year and also some months ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After surgery and radiation treatment I am all clear. Through that time I had an MS relapse (bummer).
I was diagnosed with MS (Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS)) in 2013. I have had symptoms of MS for more than 10 years or longer, but the symptoms were not consistent. I was struggling with what was happening to me at the time, which was affecting me and my family. This was a very stressful time for everyone.
Since the day of my diagnosis, I felt, with the information I was given, it gave me a little more control of my life. Since that time, I have started being more conscious of my weight and diet, exercise, and taking counselling from MS support teams.
One of the things that has helped me a lot is swimming, not just for the exercise but for the stress relief. I started with the aqua-aerobics