another side

August 22, 2008 at 3:30 pm

MdM ,welcome to the site. I had GBS back in october of 07. Was in wheel chair and walker for a couple of months. In the hospital for 5 weeks. I am 54 and in fairly good shape.I like you was very concerned when I would come back to work. My job that was lined up for me was given to someone else.I tried to give them ,at work ,a time frame for me to come back.The nuro told me to tell them I would be back in the spring of 2008. So thats is what I told them. Well they then put a job aside for me for the spring. In jan I had made some huge progress and the nuro told me I could go back to work even tho my hands, chest ,and feet were still numb, .

They had nothing for me at that point so I took a trip to florida with my camper and kept in contac with my boss to see if anything came in for me. In march a job finally came through and they called and said start. Well ,really I was at a point were walking for just a few minutes caused a lot of pain. I told them at work I was 99 % when really I was at 85%.It is now august and I am on my third project. My numbness after 4 months was gone exept for my feet. I come home with feet that are numb and tired and sore. I get out of my truck and can barely make it in the house.
But I can say now I am at 95%. I can run ,jump ,anything but with pain! I take a vicodin at least 5 days a week in the evening to calm my pain and realax.I think that it is ,how much are you willing to give it a go ?and just see what you can do. Every few weeks I try getting off the vicodin. After the 2nd and third day I get very hyped up and restless. So I detox myself and go through that and then when It warrants I start back on the vicodin

I know everyone is different and you have to do what is right for you.But for me this is what I am doing. Take care