2 Days ago on the 23rd of April I celebrated the 18th anniversary of my diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. On that day a very uncaring neurologist told me that “my life as I knew it was over, go home put your affairs in order before you become incapacitated.” He told me I would never do sport again!

Well he was right about one thing…my life as I knew it was over, but he was thinking of it in a bad way and I think of it in a good way. MS has given me opportunities I would have never had and it has made me the person I am today. As for sport well how wrong was he..today, with the help of members of the St Kilda Cycling Club I rode 93km and although I am absolutely stuffed this afternoon it makes me smile that I have defied him.

MS does not define who I am, I live with it and deal with it every day. Days can be tough, frustrating and sad at times, but I have the opportunity to decide whether to start the day with a positive attitude or not. I choose the positive!!

I will continue to try and defy what he believed and I challenge others to go out and try something new each and every day!

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  1. Joycelyn 25/04/2016 at 6:37 am - Reply

    Carol you are an inspiration to all. Someone once said to me “go girl regardless of age”. I wonder who that was? I think we both know!!!! Well done. Joycelyn

    • CarolC 26/04/2016 at 2:10 am - Reply

      Thanks Joycelyn, yes I seem to recall that comment!!!

  2. Lyn Stacker 25/04/2016 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Hey Carol
    You go girl. You are such an inspiration
    Cheers Lyn

    • CarolC 26/04/2016 at 2:11 am - Reply

      Thanks Lyn!

  3. Helene Nell 25/04/2016 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Hi Carol, You are such an inspiration to me & I’m sure many others too!! Keep smiling & proving “him” wrong!! All the best, Helene 🙂

    • CarolC 26/04/2016 at 2:11 am - Reply

      Thanks Helene, I will keep proving him wrong till they put me in a pine box!!!

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