Chairman's Message

Chairman's Message

Welcome one and all.  As I write I note it is 1st September and it is Spring, my favourite season.  However, as we approach 6 months of some form of COVID-19Mark K 2 lockdown/restrictions in Australia it has been an environment different to any we have experienced before.

As a person living with two auto-immune conditions, CIDP and Ulcerative Colitis, I am both immune supressed and immune modulated, self-isolating and working from home, like so many others.  Whilst I am generally extra cautious during the winter months to avoid people exhibiting cold and flu symptoms and I have a flu vaccination each year as early as possible, after clearance advice from my specialist, it has been extremely challenging to go out for just a short walk in nearby Parramatta Park and avoid others not reciprocating physical distancing nor wearing masks.

Why is that important?  Well, I cannot go to my gym and have been granted a hold on my membership until 31st December 2020, so I am missing a key segment of my CIDP/UC fitness strategy to stay as healthy as possible to provide a solid foundation to help see me through any flares in either condition. 

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