Hello to anyone taking the time to read my story,
My name is Rosey and I suffer with an incurable disease called Multiple Sclerosis. I was diagnosed with ms 4 years ago now, coming up to 5 in Feb. At first, my symptoms were minimal, pins and needles in my hand and a slight shock sensation down my spine. After time my left knee started to become weaker and was giving way.
I had to go into hospital for a small operation to remove my gallbladder due to gallstones. After the operation it became quite a harsh reality that I had lost the ability to walk.
I had to push myself through extensive physio therapy to gain the ability to walk again. A lot changed in my life so quickly. All of a sudden the normal every day life wasn't so normal anymore. I had to make the hard decision to buy a wheel chair. I had to have a second handrail fitted. I was no longer able to stand and shower. I would have this burning envy when I was out at those who were able to get on with life unaided.
After a while I started to deal with this burning envy differently. I started to adapt the way I thought about things and dealt with them, anything can be adapted and achieved if you put your mind to it.
This year I was given an opportunity to have a mountain trike rented for me for 9 days. I went to my FIRST festival and it was the best time of my life. I was given a chance to fit in and feel part of something more so than ever in my life. It was something so special to me. It made me look at the bigger picture and the things that I am able to do.
Being part of a festival in a woods would not have been possible without the mountain trike. It made me think of the other things in life that I can't do in my normal wheel chair. I cant go to the beach and I struggle on uneven terrain. I cant take my dogs for a walk.
I still go to work full time which I love doing, but at the end of each day I am so tired I dont want to do anything. I am in constant pain which i take numerous tablets for. It never goes fully, I guess I have just learnt to deal and cope with it better. I was first diagnsed with Relapsing Remitting which after a short amount of time turned to Secondary Progressive.
I take an injection 3 times a week which should help slow down the progression of the disease but nothings promised.
I feel like so much has been stolen from me, but I have so much to give and so many places I want to go and things to do.
If having a Mountain Trike in my life helps me to fulfil it, then thats what I will fight for.
Below I have attached a copy of the link to the website so you can have a look: https://www.mountaintrike.com/products/mountain-trike
Thank you for taking the time to read and I appreciate any donations made xx