Meg LumsdenBiography and autobiography, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Diseases
Hi, I’m Meg.
Unknown is the first novel I have written, and it has taken a little over five years to complete. I began writing after suffering full body paralysis from a condition known as Guillain Barre Syndrome. My hands were the first parts of my body that returned sensation and as part of my rehabilitation I began tapping away at the keyboard and recording my journey of recovery. As time went on, I realised how therapeutic writing was, particularly when I was in a situation where I felt so lonely and like no one understood.
As my health improved, I searched for books and material that were positive and uplifting, stories like my own, however I felt the information available about Guillain Barre fell short. It was the road to recovery intertwined with life experiences that led me to ask the question, how many other people must be suffering from debilitating medical conditions? This made me more determined to finish Unknown with the intention that if it helped one single person, either emotionally, physically, or just gave them a laugh, then I had accomplished my goal