My first symptom was 4 years ago, going blind in one eye.
After lots of tests, a lumbar puncture and multiple MRI scans, I was told I have MS.
My eye sight came back about 6 months later after alot of steroid treatments and hospital visits.
This has happened again 3 times now also losing feeling from my chest down to my feet.
I am on treatment now which involves injecting myself 3 times a week to slow or stop the progression of my disorder.
So far so good, everything has stopped as my last scan came back with no new activity.
It is what it is, this is not a pity party, I don't believe my future is grim, nor do I believe anyones life is certain, we could walk across the road tomorrow and be hit by a car just like that.
I just try to get on with my life as best as I can, don't get me wrong, it has got me down in the past, but it does make it alot easier for me having a beautiful daughter, amazing partner, family and friends which I am grateful for everyday.
I am taking part in the 2018 MS Moonlight with my friend to raise awareness about this disorder and hopefully in the future there will be a cure for myself and so many out there going through the same if not worse than me.
Your donation will make an impact to change the lives of people living with MS.
Did you know:
- On average, more than 10 Australians are diagnosed with MS every week
- The average age of diagnosis is just 30 years of age
- Three out of four Australians living with MS are women
Your support will provide vital services and support to assist all those affected by MS to live life to their fullest and reach their true potential. Help fund essential services like physiotherapy, occupational therapy, counselling and symptom management, as well as MS research to look for better treatments and ultimately a cure for the disease.
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