Sunday, 13 August 2017
Within mere hours of giving birth to Elliot, Patricia's body began to shut down and to deteriorate.
In Born Together Patrica gives a vivid and utterly honest account of what it is like to live with MS and to deal with the contemporaneous struggles of being a mother.
The diagnosis of MS was not arrived at until after Elliot's birth. The medical experts informed her that, following the birth of her baby boy, her body had erroneously triggered its immune system to launch a defensive strike against itself, resulting in the damage caused to her body by MS.
Patricia was basically told that she would face a life of being vulnerable and also of being disabled.
However, it was almost as if Patricia hadn't read the script of how it was meant to be. Because Patrica decided for herself that she was going to be different!
Because Patricia decided that she was going to work out her own pathway and to take an alternative approach to just about everything.
There were a lot of people who, though admiring her determination, just didn't see how she could hope to succeed.
However, Patrica did succeed and she was rewarded with some new and pioneering medical treatment based on research by Medical Research Scotland and funded in part by the Scottish Government Enterprise Scheme.
Read how Patricia became the first person who has MS to be treated with the revolutionary Robo-Physio device.
As the device is expected to be made publically available later this year, you'll probably see more about it (ands about Patricia!) in the media.
This book is published by Matador at £10.99 and you can buy it at https://goo.gl/wdCFDG.
You can also learn more at www.patriciagachagan.com.