Reply To: foot pain and numbness

December 26, 2014 at 9:18 pm

It has been 9 years now since I got GBS. Pain in my feet is my worst problem at the present time. After I am on my feet for 5 or 6 hours I need to sit down and rest my feet. It is very annoying when I have a lot to get done. I mow the grass with an old Gravely Tractor and my feet really hurt bad at times. Sometimes if I keep on going in spite of the pain it subsides. I don’t take any medication because I hate pills nor do I ever go to the doctor. I will be 74 on my next birthday. Anyhow when you have a big rural property you have to maintain it. Fortunately my feet don’t bother me when I am sitting down. I think what it is is residual nerve damage left over from the GBS but I can’t be sure. It helps to use oversized shoes and wear thick socks plus inserts. GBS is really horrible when you first get it but with the passing of years the memory of your bad experience tends to recede. I don’t think about it too often.