Another interview from a wonderful person who also is an FND fighter.
For those of you who are new here, Just a quick break down (I say quick, hopefully i don’t babble on), I was diagnosed approx a half a year ago with FND (functional neurological disorder) it effects people differently so I thought to interview different FND fighters to show how it effects different people. This is the 3rd interview.
• Where are you from?
• How old are you?
• How long have you had FND for?
• Do you feel FND restricts you?
In some ways, yes quite a lot, but I try to not let it stop me from doing as much as I want to do
• What helps you control FND?
Pacing myself to try and avoid getting really run down, managing my stress/anxiety levels as much as possible and my ‘survival bag’
• Do you have the right support medically and at home?
Yes, mostly, although I often struggle with wheelchair access at school
• Describe a good day?
Minimal pain, not too much fatigue, able to get around and go out. Generally, just a day where I feel as normal as possible
• Describe a bad day?
A lot of pain, bad fatigue, stuck in bed. Generally, days where I can’t do anything of what I want to do and feel rubbish
• What would you say is your favourite hobby and why?
When I’m able to, playing the guitar and singing, because I find it really relaxing andstress-relieving
• What would you advise people who have just been diagnosed and also to those who just need advice here and there in all walks of life?
If you’re struggling with things, make sure you talk to someone about it and try to get advice from them! And always try to stay positive and find the good things in every situation. For FND, pacing is key, so structure your time well, leaving time to rest. Most importantly – listen to your body!!
So there you have it. FND from another angle, not every fighter is the same, nor do we all have the same symptoms. FND is a tricky one (Google it if you don’t know what it is ). The word needs spreading about FND let’s do this. !!!
Thank you Becca for answering the above questions, just to put it out nobody is forced to answer the questions (don’t worry I’m not that mean haha).
Adios, Ciao, Bon Voyage.