My Name’s Stuart, I’m 36, and live with my wife, Ebony, and our three boys, Rob, Ed & Cameron, on our 35 acre property in west Gippsland. For the last several years we have been rearing dairy calves, building a herd to milk. I also work as a rep for a Stockfeed company, while Eb manages the kids and runs a cunsultancy business for agricultural chemical companies.
I was diagnosed with HSP several years ago, and while my mobility is obviously declining, it’s doing so at a slow rate. For the last 24 months I’ve been using a walking stick, and am confident that my HSP doesn’t stop me doing anything, it just slows me down, as I just have to think about what I’m about to do.
I’d love to meet other people with HSP and would really encourage anyone to contact me through the society to catch up. Also, anyone interested in an informal gathering somewhere in or near Melbourne please let me know, as I’d really like to get a few of us together.