People with Functional Neurological Disorder/ Conversion Disorder come from all walks of life. While it is most commonly diagnosed in women; men can become symptomatic as well. There are few demographics to define the average FND/CD patient. They are based on a range of factors including education level, previous surgery, and age of on set, just to name a few. However, many with the Functional Neurological Disorder label find these generalized labels do not fit. When reality comes face to face with FND/CD; it becomes an illness without boundaries. Functional Symptoms can effect both genders, with any intelligence, does not stay within national borders, nor will any amount of money buy your way to health.
What unites us together are symptoms that no one can fully explain and very few understand. Some symptoms are more common than others, and to varying degrees. We are all at different stages. We have different perspectives which gives us insights, but not a cure. However, to one extent or another, we battle this disorder everyday.”I think that everyone is part of the whole, and even those who seem to work against us are part of our story” -Lynda With HOPE we forge ahead changing and creating our own story.
These are OUR stories and someday, we HOPE to end them with a cure…..
FINDING THE MISSING PIECES-BRIDGET
FINDING AN END-CHRISTY
MY ROLLERCOASTER LIFE-DEBORAH
FINDING A WAY TO ADAPT-JULES
FINDING MY MEDICATED CAUSE-CHARMEINE
WHAT DO YOU SEE-KIRSTY
FINDING ME AGAIN-MARIA
FOUND MY ANSWER-RAMON