I still remember that first morning thinking, this is so strange, what's going on here?
– Carla Callaghan
In the run up to her wedding in July 2013, Carla Callaghan had been feeling off-balance and dizzy. Her GP assured her it was just wedding stress. But when Carla mentioned her symptoms to the owner of a wedding dress shop, she was encouraged to seek private treatment.
Tragically, just six weeks before her big day, Carla was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. But she wasn't about to let the bad news ruin her plans for the wedding she always dreamed, of or stop her from walking down the aisle, and she's here to tell us about the big day.
Carla said, 'In the early days I was so tired but we were planning a wedding and buying a house.'
Carla was worried that she wouldn't be able to wear heels on her wedding day as her balance was off but some customised sparkly converse enabled her to walk down the aisle, like she'd always wished.
Carla said, 'You know your own body, you know when something's not right. MS is very volatile. I don't know where I'll be in five years... a little positivity goes a long way.'