January 31, 2007 at 7:38 pm

I came down with GBS around Thanksgiving of 2004. Had a case of the flu for almost two weeks prior, then I woke up with pains in my arms, went to the emer. rm, they chaged meds and went home. Next day woke up and couldn’t walk, crawled to my car and my wife took me to emer rm again. after about a half hour a neroulogist came in looked at my blood resuts played with my legs and said I had GBS. He got me to another hospital and started me on plasmaferrecious( probably not spelled right) the next day. Two weeks in the hospital and I was barely walking, got sent to a rehab and spent two weeks there, went from a wheel chair to two canes. I was out of work for about two and half months. Luckily I am one of the ones who has good health care and had the ability to save sick time over the years and did.
To this day I still have some numbness in my toes, and when I over do it and don’t get enough rest I start getting the muscle spasms again.
I added this to the fact that I found out in 1998 that I have Hep C. Went through the treatment but it didn’t work for me
My wife says I just like trying on the strange diseases.
Everyday is a good day to me when I can get up and walk around.