Tracy Buchan

Tracy's journey with Multiple Sclerosis

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Climbing Schiehallion & Business Five's Tayside 2023 Summer Event
Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Story

It's never easy to get told you have a disorder or disease that is incurable. I didn't think I'd be the one on the receiving end of a diagnosis, and yet here I am, telling my story...

We moved to Scotland 6 years ago, ready to start over and give our daughter the best opportunities we could. Six months later, our first white Christmas - not quite - but our first snowy season - and we had a bizarre weather front called "Beast from the East". We were snowed in for a few days, and eventually when it stopped snowing we did what people here do.... Dug our way out of our rather long drive. Next day I had numbness & an odd feeling in my left leg. Having a history of back issues & two prior surgeries, I thought I'd likely overdone the digging, so erred on the side of caution and went to the doctor to get checked over.

I left his rooms in shock & began my journey of processing what the doctor was convinced was Multiple Sclerosis.

Following a lengthy & sometimes frustrating medical investigation, it was confirmed - I have MS. There is no cure, we can just try and slow it down & I should lead as healthy a life as possible.

My nature is such that I have great determination, I am not a quitter, never have been, so I'm taking this diagnosis in my stride. Some days are easier than others, but I'm giving it my all and doing my best. You're never given more than you can cope with, so here's to conquering hills, climbing mountains, riding my bicycle around the countryside and just making the best of life.

Some of my work colleagues and friends are embarking on a rather interesting day out climbing Schiehallion with me on Saturday the 16th September.

***WE DID IT!!!*** So grateful to everyone for the support thus far and beyond proud of us for succeeding in overcoming our munro - a first for a lot of us in the group! 😊😊😊

Other colleagues are taking part in the Business Five's Charity Football Event and we'll be raising funds to contribute to the MS Foundation who do incredible work supporting families who have been rocked by the same diagnosis I have.

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About the charity

Multiple Sclerosis Society

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RCN 1139257
Over 130,000 of us in the UK have MS. It’s unpredictable and different for everyone. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We’re the MS Society. We understand what life’s like with MS. We're here for you through the highs, lows and everything in between. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

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