Let me first of all say I am nothing special, I am 51, a mother of 3 estranged children, married twice, with hobbies of gardening, photography and music, as in playing organ and piano.
I also have Multiple Sclerosis, this started as Relapsing Remitting but as it has advanced is now described as SPMS. Which in layman’s terms means, we can do nothing for you other than give symptomatic treatment, pretty much the same as palliative care is.
This disease has taken my mobility, messed with my thought processes, made every day a struggle to stay awake as I am so fatigued, taken away the joy of doing my garden as I cannot stand, or walk for anything more than a few steps with the help of canes or a walker. Any further distances have to be undertake in my wheelie.
Aside from hospital appointments, I dont leave my home, so my husband has been taking over my role in the garden as if nothing else looking at it, something I can do, is something that still gives me joy.
My eyesight is going, my hair is dropping out, my teeth are dropping out, I currently have a lump in my breast, have had one lump removed before, have had surgery for a collapsed lung and hey ho, such is life.
I am owned by two kittens, one is a standard British shorthair, the other is a Maine Coon.
They rule both me and my husband and we love it.
So there you are thats me, boring, overweight, once ginger and vibrant, now faded and worn out.
Welcome to my world…..