Sarah Goodman

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My target 4 kms

Well, How did we even get here ??

Well well well well well....... 

How on earth are we at the end of May? 

4 weeks ago I was pulling off the a Trivia Night in literally 4 days (Quiz, Prizes, Raffle Prizes, Clip boards, Food oh the list went on..). I had just got back from NZ on the 28th of April, an AMAZING trip where I just did not stop- but saw so many of my faviourites (I love you all!).

So what does this all mean, how did we get to the end of May?

 

Well, one other thing that I never factored in was the fact that my ocrelizumab transfusion was scheduled for the 10th of May- 1 week AFTER my Trivia Night. 

To say that after the AMAZING SUCCESS that the Trivia night did meant that I crashed, is an understatement. I was a walking dead zombie. I slept so much. My body hurt, my bronchitis was inflamed and come the Friday night made the decision that I needed to get the Covid test Saturday Morning to make sure that I COULD get my infusion Monday. By this stage I knew something wasn't right and I assumed that missing my treatment will not assist how I am currently feeling. 

So I got my Covid test and went home to rest while waiting and getting ready for my infusion on Monday.
Monday came and went, the on call MS Dr came down to visit me to check I was fit enough to get my treatment (was also great that I did get my covid test- made life easier).

 

Had Tuesday and Wednesday off to recover and I assumed work would be good for me to take my mind off everything that was happening- it was not. I spent 2 of my 20min breaks in the first aid room, having a nap. Now my Managers were fantastic with my managers manager coming to check on me and even telling me to stop being brave and to put my body and health first- I appreciated that from him so much (I will come back to this later).

Had a few days off to recover some more and then went back to work for one day before my 3 scheduled Days off. Chatted to my (AMAZING) Direct Manager and we came up with actions to put into place for next treatment, another thing I am incredibly grateful and appreciative of.

This has been my feelings towards my employer since my diagnosis – they have been amazing! And that was made more abundantly clear when I attended my first Multiple Sclerosis Dinner event for friends and family to meet the MS community (Wed 19th).

This dinner was amazing, another reason why I am so passionate about fundraising for this amazing community. Meeting the people I met and their stories really did make me feel like I wasn’t alone.

Three Main things I learned is that:

-          I am not alone, and the MS Foundation is amazing with its community.

-          I am VERY lucky for how my Managers and employers have reacted to my diagnosis.

-          The ‘CRAP GAP’ is REAL!

The minute my table mate mentioned this about the Ocrelizumab treatment – it was like glass just shattered in my brain- IT EXPLAINS SO MUCH… the reason my thoughts would train off, my fridge brain, nerve tingles in my legs, and why it felt like I was wearing a sleeping bag suit that was conntecting to a jack hammer- oh yeah, they were great days of vibrations.

So now, after dealing with all of this, and being so close to the MS Walk Run+Roll date and GOLD COAST, Melbourne goes into lockdown. Walk cancelled, trip cancelled. Mood low.

What a month of May it was.

I figure that it can only go up from here.

Am I ok?- no, Am I happy?- uh meh, BUT am I learning and growing, well YES I AM. And that right there is the important thing, Right?

Here is to the last day in May, and to a MUCH MORE MEMORABLE & BETTER JUNE.

Cause lets face it, its BIRTHDAY MONTH.

 Thank you again to everyone that has supported me in one way or another. All the donations are going to an amazing cause and with out y'all, My heart is so full of warm fuzzies! 

Much Love,

 

Sarah xo 

My #ForkMS Story

What is Multiple Scelrosis?

15months ago, I didn’t even know.

And what I thought I knew about MS, well they were all the things you could find on google...

-Side note: Googling MS is the ONE of the first things my neurologist told me NOT TO DO!!! & boy did I quickly learn that (story to come)

Though out this journey of mine, I have been extremely fortunate enough to have the support of the MS support community here in Melbourne & I could not be more grateful.

& that is why I am doing this event & fundraising my lil bum off- because organisations like this HELP!


If you would like to keep up to date with what the FORK MS team is up to over the next 8weeks please head over and join our FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/forkms/

For the 2021 MS Walk Run + Roll event I will be aiming to complete a 5km run in under 35mins & then Roxy (My year old Spoodle) will be joining me and our #FORKMS team to complete the 5km walk. If you’d like to join in for either (or both- which is allowed on the one ticket) then feel free to join myteam! (Just quietly, I am looking at having thank you drinks then night of for all in the team <3 )

Thank you for visiting my page and reading my blog post.

I hope each & everyone of you have a splendid day that is filled with positive vibes and happiness <3

Walk, Run + Roll, I’m taking part to fight MS!

I am so very excited to be participating in my first (of many) MS Walk Run + Roll fundraising event May 30th 2021!

I’m joining in the MS Walk Run + Roll to make a difference in the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis. 

The MS Walk Run + Roll isn’t just a must do event on the cardio calendar, it also helps to raise much needed awareness and work towards helping those who live with this devastating neurological condition.

After all, we’re here together so nobody faces MS alone.


I have challenged myself to complete the 5km run in less than 32mins (yup that’s right RUN), followed by completing the 5km walk with my team & Fur babies to raise funds to fight MS!

If you would like to join the FORK MS team then follow the link below & I would love to see you on the day.

The link to join the team is: https://www.mswalk.org.au/fundraisers/ForkMS


If you would like to get behind me and support me in my fundraising goals, I will be doing many different activities over the next two months to raise funds for this beautiful foundation (both in person and online) or, if you would like to donate directly to my MS Walk Run + Roll donation page the link is: https://www.mswalk.org.au/fundraisers/sarahgoodman/vic


For those of you who don’t know I was diagnosed with Relapsing-Remitting  MS August 2020 & have been on a bit of a roller coaster coming to terms with the diagnosis.

 

While most of the time I have a positive outlook - because let’s face it- I can not change this, & my physical symptoms have improved (mostly) the disease is here to stay & there many that need this support now. I am someone who has a big voice and I feel now is my time to put it to great use. 

Multiple sclerosis affects more young people than any other chronic neurological condition and the average age of diagnosis is 30 (6weeks after my 30th for me). It can strike anyone at any time and the symptoms vary so widely.

Because of your generous support, the funds that are raised will allow people living with multiple sclerosis to access vital MS Support Services, such as MS Peer Support, or the MS Employment Support program keeping those living with multiple sclerosis in the workforce.

Thank you again for your support.

My Achievements

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Reached 50% of Target Goal

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Reached 100% of Target Goal

Thank you to my Sponsors

$21

Kellie Petherick

$52.50

Harvey & Beau

We’re so proud of you Aunty Sarah!

$52.50

Janina-maree Ryder

Well done Sarah..Your positivity is inspiring..

$52.50

Lorraine Baker

Keep smashing those goal Gorgeous

$52.50

Angela S

Go Sarah!

$30

Lyn Hilliard

You go girlfriend 💕

$1.02k

Fork Ms Trivia

FORK MS TRIVIA RAFFLES & Products sold

$10.50

Daniel Enright

Thanks for the Brisbane bear

$10.50

Emily Saville

$10.50

Mark Williams

Fluffy for Matt :)

$26.25

Jaimi Turner

$10.50

Kieran Sawyer

$20

Anika

$31.50

Old Skoolz

$34.65

M K

Love your spirit...keep smiling...

$10.50

Cecile Busog

$157.50

Kevin Singh

$31.50

Jessica Cooper

$31.50

Water Rats

$30

Benjamin Thomas Lane

$63

Jess Phillips

love you always, Jess xx

$31.50

Joshua Shaw

Team Josh

$31.50

Cumberbatch

$31.50

Sweat Dreams

$31.50

Trivia Bitches

Trivia bitches!!!

$99.75

Anonymous

$31.50

Dirty Misfits

Doing a wonderful, job here Sarah.

$262.50

Powerball Raffle Draw

Thank you EVERYBODY & GOOD LUCK for Thursday’s draw 🧡🧡🧡

$52.50

Mark Williams

$250

Mandy Lorimer

🥰

$31.50

The Parsi Clan

Fork MS Trivia Night team

$78.75

Nate Sutton

You my friend are an amazing person an a inspiration to all around you.

$30

Quizness In The Front, Party In The Back

$52.50

Dom

Great work Sarah🍻

$31.50

Bananas Fork Ms Trivia

$31.50

Katie A

You are doing an amazing job!!

$21

Zoe

I love your work beautiful ❤️

$21

Brylie

I think everything you’re doing is amazing. You’ve got this gal. Attitude is everything with MS and you’re already strides ahead of most xxx wishing you all the best all the time

$31.50

Dumbledorks

$100

Matt P

$21

Hannah L

$10

Karen T

$52.50

Margaret

Kick butt chickie!!

$21

Rosie

I love you! Here to support you throughout your MS journey! ❤️

$63

Frank N Beans Sex And Travel

2 teams looking forward to trivia night.

$210

Briony

Much love

$30

Team Meg Delicious

Team #1

$52.50

Pete Mcewan

$52.75

Sarah Goodman