Hi, my name is Andy. I was born in Watford in the UK back in 1975. In 1994, I moved to Australia to attend University. This is also the same year my medical problems started with my first kidney stone a week before my nineteenth birthday. Since then, I have had over 100 stones, thanks to a rare disease known as Cystinuria. In 2000, I contracted my second rare disease, CIDP. A peripheral nerve disorder that has left me with pain, numbness and severe weakness in my arms and legs.
Right now, I live in Melbourne with my wife and two young children. I own an advertising agency in South Melbourne called FreeForm. Unfortunately, my health problems preclude me from working there full-time, but it is a business that I started, I am proud of and passionate about.
If you want to find me around Melbourne, I can normally be found watching the cricket or staring at the sky through my telescope. You can learn more about me by reading my blog at www.shakesandstones.blogspot.com. Stay well:)