It's been an interesting one. They say time flies when you're having fun and it's true. It also flies when you're stressed too which I guess is a good thing.
There have been a lot of ups and downs. Spectacular downs actually, but even better ups. This year has been life changing in every way. My MS unfortunately has shown it's true colours and has progressed so rapidly in just this past year, it's shocked my consultants that I'm not in a wheelchair. It's taught me my limits, and encouraged me to do what I want to do while I can as they have narrowed almost daily. My disease really has dominated my year but instead of letting it take over and control it, I've been able to just let it follow me around. Kind of like a really annoying friend.
I've lost more weight. I'm up to nearly 7st total loss and still going. I can only do very minimal exercise now and even that's rare, so it's all diet based. Hopefully when I'm settled on my new treatment (which I still haven't started) it will enable me to do a bit more exercise, most importantly build my strength. I'm also looking after myself a lot more in terms of my appearance, making me much happier and confident. If you look good, you feel good.
I bullied myself into learning to drive. And despite the fact that I've had to keep having breaks from it because of my MS, I'm now going to be taking my test end of jan/early feb.
The Thor'd Fiesta
My lessons have been filled with excitement, like when I drove through a ford and the bottom of the car fell off
I found the person I want to spend the rest of my life with. Who loves me for me, supports me, sees past my MS, loves Dyllan and is the best role model I could ever dream of, but most importantly makes me laugh and smile so much, I have never been happier than when he's around.
Dyllan went to his first music festival, and has come on so much in his development. A lot of which has been helped by his hero.
As for Christmas well it was the best I've ever had and I know next year will be even better.
I smashed through the goals I set myself this past year, all of which had more of a positive effect on my life than I ever imagined. I can only hope that I still have the strength in 2013 to do the same.