FiNDing Hope, Jocelyn Bystrom

This is the remarkable story of Jocelyn Bystrom’s seven-year struggle against a rare but growing, and largely undiagnosed, involuntary health disorder known as Functional Neurological Disorder (FND), which triggered the author’s daily epileptic-like seizures, cognitive decline, thunderous headaches, and an inability to work, drive, or care properly for herself or her family.

In a world where an estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older – or 1 in 4 adults – today suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder in any given year, millions of people worldwide may be struggling with undiagnosed FND. Indeed, experts who focus on this disorder estimate that the prevalence of FND may be more common than epilepsy.

FND is an involuntary disorder that complicates the nervous system and interferes with the normal pathways by which the brain and body sends and receives messages. It includes a variety of physical symptoms. The disorder itself is triggered in diverse ways that include acute psychological trauma, physical injuries, and brain changes effected by other underlying physical or mental disorders. For Jocelyn, it was the sudden and egregious loss of a teaching job she loved and excelled at that led to a years-long cascade of debilitating health challenges.

But that was just the tip of the proverbial iceberg – the roots of her FND onset ultimately sank deep into the soil of her childhood and drew on traumas relating both to her absent father and present, but emotionally unfulfilled, mother. FiNDing Hope is Jocelyn’s story of a descent into physical disability, childhood fears and courage, and of medical wanderings over seven years in trying to find doctors who could diagnose and effectively treat her disorder. It is also a story of faith and her emergence from this personal darkness toward a hopeful future.

FiNDing Hope is a poignant, moving, and inspirational memoir that will take readers on a thought-provoking journey while moving them at the same time. FiNDing Hope is written by author Jocelyn Bystrom and Bystrom throughout FiNDing Hope will take her readers through her journey with FND and how it impacted and forever changed her life. The journey the reader will encounter is at times heartbreaking because of what Jocelyn Bystrom went through, but the book is also an uplifting, inspirational one that will not only inform you on a condition that isn’t commonly known, but inspire you thanks to the wisdom shared by Bystrom from her own life lessons. If you are a reader who is looking to read a personal memoir that is unlike anything you have read before and a book, that is the perfect combination of inspiration, heart, and poignancy, then FiNDing Hope is the book for you!

FiNDing Hope is a moving book written by Jocelyn Bystrom and will take its readers on a transfixing and poignant journey. In FiNDing Hope, the author Bystrom will share her story of how she struggled for seven years with a health disorder known as Functional Neurological Disorder which triggered many upsetting and life-altering symptoms in her, from epileptic-like seizures, headaches, cognitive decline, and many more which impacted the freedom she once had to live her life how she always did.

However, FND triggered so much more than these symptoms and made Jocelyn Bystrom embark on a journey where she examined her childhood and her early traumas at the hands of her parents. The result is a thoughtful and unforgettable story in which Bystrom lays bare her soul for us readers to be so brave and honest to share all that has encountered in her life. It makes for a truly touching read that will leave a lasting impact on you and shouldn’t be missed by anybody.

FiNDing Hope is a poignant, moving, and compelling piece of nonfiction that will inspire, inform, and captivate its readers from the very start until the very end. FiNDing Hope is an influential, powerful book and I believe FiNDing Hope will be the perfect read for anybody who suffers from a health disorder or simply are looking to read an inspirational story and for those looking to learn more about FND and read a brave woman’s tale.

Jocelyn Bystrom is a remarkable person for two reasons; the first is because she is honest and brave to write this book and the second is because she is an exceptionally talented author. Bystrom’s impeccable writing is a joy to read and flows beautifully throughout so that the reader will feel compelled to read non-stop.

Overall FiNDing Hope is an insightful, informative, inspiring book and I would say if you are a reader who is interested in the topics explored and coming out the other side, then this book is for you, and so FiNDing Hope gets five stars from me!

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