Brain damage

December 1, 2009 at 2:26 am

I was paralysed for nine weeks in 1990 with GBS (could only move my eyelids) and although I was a prisoner of my body my mind worked perfectly all through the experience, sometimes I wish it hadn’t!
It took me four years to learn to walk again and my hands never recovered, but it did not affect my brain. I was registered disabled and lost my job, but with the aid of a speech recognition system (DragonDictate) I became secretary of several charities and taught myself website editing programs.
GBS affected my peripheral nervous system, not my mind.