Hello, my name is Kate and this is my introduction to what I am sure is going to make for some interesting reading for you all.
Since being diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at the age of 21 my life has become a surreal roller coaster of extremes.
I am a fighter, I am a survivor, I am determined.
My MS is so aggressive I now have to live my life minute by minute; debilitating symptoms from speech difficulties to violently tremoring limb have a rapid onset and I never know what’s going to happen from one minute to the next. I am living in constant pain so I can more than empathise with the chronic pain sufferers out there.
MS is a massive part of my life but I don’t know if people realise how time it takes up being disabled but I make the most of every minute, I live the life I live because of my MS and I like to think from time to town that my suffering is in some way a blessing, since the age of 21 I’ve known what is truly important in life; some people spend their entire lives trying to figure what they actually want.
Living my life the way I do I achieve my goals, I push the boundaries and more than anything I challenge the stereotype of what disability looks like! MS in many ways is an invisible illness, this can be a positive and a negative; I will speak at length about this no doubt. After being challenged by a fellow blue badge holder to prove that my blue badge is indeed mine I decided to take stand for those of us who are living and suffering with invisible illnesses.
Enjoy my blog, happy reading!