Hi, im new here, iv’e posted earlier but i think it will come up on someone else’s link, im still learning how to do this.
My name’s Michelle and im a wheelchair user iv’e just received an assistance dog from Canine partners he is a golden retriever called Frazer he’s absolutely gorgeous and is making such a difference to me. we’ve only been qualified for 4 weeks and for the first time iv’e got some independence again. Iv’e been ill with what i think is ms for 4 years but so far iv’e been given a diagnosis of Functual neurological disorder, which they say is your body converting the stress, im not sure that i believe them, there is so little support out there for people diagnosed with FND and at times iv’e been made to feel as if it was my fault and was recently told by my Gp that if i was more positive i would get better which when your trying your hardest to come to terms with your disability makes you feel dreadful,. Iv’e had mri’s but so far nothing has shown up. i have been in wheelchair since May 2013 when i collapsed and my legs went to jelly i couldn’t stand or even hold a fork, i was so scared, i am so much better now but have been left with double vision , terrible fatigue, poor balance ( i fall a lot ] and have a tremor and although i have some limited mobility around the house I need my power wheelchair to get about outside. up until 4 years ago i was very active. Its been a real support reading all of your experiences over the last few months thank you so much.