Reply To: Effects of GBS over 2 years later
I contracted GBS in early 1972 and resumed my senior year in college in Fall of 1972 – wearing braces. But by early 1973, I was no longer wearing braces. And I continued walking (and hiking) without braces until now. Since Feb. 2018, I have started wearing AFOs outside of the house (inside the house – no AFOs, since I don’t do too much walking inside the house). These are custom-made AFOs with hinges on each side, and they work very well when walking and hiking. I guess I will be wearing them for the rest of my life. I could go without them, but then run the risk of tripping and falling. And at this stage of my life, the doctors have said that I should avoid falling at all costs. So, another chapter in life.