Hi, My name is Shehla and I was a solo backpacker, adventurer, business owner, and general outdoor enthusiast.
I used to speak for a living until, one day my body shut down.
After my MRI scans, several GPs, multiple Neurologists, I was diagnosed with something called FND, a Functional Neurological Disorder. I was told I was stressed, it was all in my head, and to just be more positive.
I’ve self-loathed, slept depressed, and woke up anxious. But after learning to accept that I am ill I began my journey to recovery.
Like many others, I have experienced medical trauma, doubt, low moods, and gaslighting. What helped me on my journey is connecting with others who have been through similar experiences. I created About M.E. to also share my experiences and what has helped me.