My name is Melissa Morgan. In 2006, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. At age 36, with 2 young daughters and a high-pressure career as a theatre nurse this news came as a shock. This diagnosis shed some light on some health issues I had been experiencing since the birth of our first daughter in 2000.
2 years after being diagnosed, a number of symptoms such as the fatigue, vision issues and muscle control had declined to the point where it meant that I could no longer work. Aside from my career the fatigue issues I was having to deal with placed a considerable amount of pressure on me in my daily activities, particularly in trying to ensure that the issues I was dealing with were having the least amount of impact on my girls.
This added to the personal pressures that I was dealing with emotionally.
When I first spoke to Shauna about her experience, I took the time to look in to the science behind the Colostrum products Shauna was taking. Once I was satisfied that the products were safe, I had an appointment with our neurologist to confirm that I was not going to be doing anything that might compromise my existing treatment. My neurologist was quite comfortable with me taking Colostrum products, so in November 2009 I started on what has become an amazing journey.
Since November I have noticed significant changes in my daily activities and general wellbeing. Following are some of the most noticeable changes;
Each day I had to lie down just after lunch for 45 minutes to an hour, to regain my composure to get through the afternoon and early evening rush. Within 2 weeks of starting on the Colostrum products I no longer had to have my afternoon rest to get through the day. In the first week I noticed a tingling in my right leg, which had given me the most problems with muscle control and fatigue. Over the following weeks I started to regain more feeling and control over that leg.
- By early December I had a noticeable improvement in my balance. My vision was the first symptom in 2000 and was an intermittent problem until 2003 when vision issues became more persistent and eventually led to my MS diagnosis in 2006. I could not read in low light or anything but the most ideal conditions. In mid December I picked up a Road map in the car and was able to focus on the map and navigate while the car was moving. Something I had not been able to do for years.
- In January 2010 we went to the Brisbane International tennis tournament. We attended this event a year earlier, and at that time I could barely pick up the ball, could not see it in flight, and only picked up on the ball when the player had moved in to position to hit it. This year I was able to pick up the ball in flight.
- January 2010 I visited my chiropractor. His response on seeing me was “Wow, look at your eyes!”. He had noticed a significant change in me over the 4-5 weeks since I had last seen him. My husband Derek visits the same chiropractor and at his next visit the chiropractor remarked on what he observed in me and said to Derek that “it appeared that there was some level of repair occurring, which is simply not expected to occur with MS”.
- My neurologist had me monitoring my walking ability. The first test I did I could only walk for about about 4 minutes before getting tired and having noticeable leg weakness, and I would have to stop after 10 minutes. 5 months after starting on Colostrum I could walk for 10 minutes before my leg started to get weak and I had to stop after 20 minutes. Doing the same walking test in September 2010, I could walk for 20 minutes before leg weakness became pronounced and had to stop after 30 minutes walking. In 10 months that is a 200% improvement.
Things appear to be changing and rapidly. This has had a profound impact on my general sense of well-being and my ability to deal with day to day life so much better. Previously my treatment objectives were to try to slow the rate of degeneration and keep me as well as possible in the hope some cure might be found in years to come.
Now, I have hope for a better lifestyle, which I am already experiencing. Rather than expecting to be able to do less with my girls as they grow, I am now able to do more, with an expectation of continued improvement. Even if I only maintain my current level of health, I would consider that a marvellously successful result.
Whilst I have always been positive, the emotional pressure the expectation of continued degeneration has on you is a lot to deal with on top of the daily physical stresses of dealing with a chronic condition. That pressure is being relieved by the day as my body seems to be better able to deal with my condition.