So as I lay here this warm summer evening in Australia and I am thinking about the multiple chronic illnesses that I have. But there is one that stands out for all the wrong reasons! That health condition is Functional Neurological Disorder. It was a condition, that was not offered to me, but as many others it was given. The road wandered is hard! Some days it can feel like I am not really that sick, but then there are the najority of days that leave me wondering, why I have to be one of the small percentage of people around the globe that have to endure the most horrible pain and suffering that anyone has to deal with.
Unfortunately, this is the hand I’ve been dealt , so let me get to , walking on and strong. It’s how I choose to use this hand throughout my life. This health condition which is Functional Neurological Disorder, will keep you down in such darkness or uplift you to such sunny skies. I can tell you that FND, can keep you tied down or it can you lift you up! I have used so many different treatment plans and therapies. BUT , now I’ve found a path . It’s allowed me to walk past and through the ‘denial phase’ , where I just didn’t want to know. I am now in the ‘acceptance phase’ where I understand the difficulties that I face and that I will face.
BUT , now all I want is to be the light, so that I can shine for others, through their phases – initial and long term ! As we get ready to welcome the new year in, I will be launching two books, one about my own illness and life journeys and one filled with stories from my brothers & sistas and their journeys. I have also created a storyline for my awareness documentary , a Ebook stepping the baby steps using yummy healthy vegan food..
If this resonates with you again , please connect and join my little tribe, because when we walk together, we simply the sun and our lives.
So if you broken, please know you are not alone and you definitely don’t need to stay broken, I am here and we are here together and we will become strong again.
“Wandering Towards Wellness Globally”
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I wish you strength and success in your journey forward. As you so rightly say, illness whether mental or physical does not define us. Who we are, as a human being remains unchanged. Wishing you everything of the best x 🙂
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