Mercedes Roetman 

Learning my Limits”
 

Learning my limits physically and mentally has been my priority, and one of the most important things I have had to deal with, since my diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2007.

Mercedes RoetmanI had been experiencing unexplained numbness, balance and fatigue issues for some years which eventually led to medical intervention and a referral to a neurologist. Leading a busy lifestyle in the education field my diagnosis came as a shock.

This turbulent time led me to then investigate what having MS meant for me. I sensibly chose to participate in a “Knowledge is Power” course with MS Limited, which provided me with the tools to understand my illness and how to deal with it.

I have learnt the importance of looking after myself, reduce stress, exercise regularly and learn how to say “no” to requests of my time, when I am not feeling well. In fact, I am still learning every day and determined to do the things I want to do in-spite of my diagnosis to prove to myself I can still follow my dreams.

Excitingly, I have taken on the role of a volunteer MS Ambassador and look forward to sharing my MS journey with my local community, around learning my limits and sensibly exceeding, them when “life doesn’t go to plan”.


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