Reply To: New with questions

July 18, 2015 at 2:18 am

Myelin damage heals relatively quickly and well, assuming the autoimmune response is stopped. Axonal damage takes much longer and is more likely to be incompletely healed. I was quadriplegic for a few weeks and paraplegic for a few months. After about a year and a half, I could walk without my cane, but I still have weak legs four years out of the hospital. I have somewhat wobbly knees and constant foot pain (burning and tingling sensations). I expect these are permanent residuals. As I was almost completely paralyzed for a time, I consider this a good recovery.

By the way, I am classified as CIDP, but in some respects my case was more like GBS.