A person with MS sharing her experiences….

3 May 2013

What could the connection be between Multiple Sclerosis and Long distance Trucking in South Africa? ….. Me, Petra de Waal is the connection.

I’ve been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2006 and Fibro Myalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogrins shortly afterwards. This all means that my nervous system my muscles joints and glands are not so well and do not feel so well most of the time.

I am very fortunate as the spots on my brain are few and far apart and haven’t had a relapse since the beginning of 2010 shortly after I started to inject myself with Betaferon. The other pains I am getting used to by now.

That brings me to trucking: I married my wonderful husband Daan on the 27th of February 2011 and started living on the 16 wheeler that he drives in November last year as we both realised that it is not good for any relationship if the partners only see each other for a day or two each month.

We have had so many wonderful moments and shared so many beautiful scenes and I feel so blessed that I feel it is time to start sharing and maybe be a blessing to others.

So, watch this space. I will be sharing some of my experiences daily

Petra de Waal