Before MS

I was working as a Manager for a major supermarket. This meant I was a person who managed a number of shop floor departments, spending most of my time on the shop floor or warehouse running about making sure products were on the shelves, people were doing what they should be and speaking to customers. It was very fast moving and demanding environment. I enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the shop floor, but most of all I looked forward to the start of the week where I found out what my sales figures were for the previous week! I enjoyed my role and was really passionate about what I did.

I'd been doing this job for a number of years and it was towards the years 2005/2006 it started to become a problem. It was in the spring of 2006 where my limp was becoming more and more profound. I had been ignoring it for months and brushed of the comments and questions about my leg. I would be barely into the start of my working day and I would be visibly struggling. This was not right!

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I realised I needed to do something, so I spoke to my GP. He said that I need to give my leg a rest. So with that, I took a few weeks off work under Doctors orders. I half expected that the rest would do me good and I would be back to running around on the shop floor.


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