fingers will too

April 9, 2010 at 12:55 am

My GBS brain did not compute correctly how long ago you had GBS…so I went back and edited my first email. It is barely four months… how would you treat your recovery if you were getting over polio or lightning? You owe it to your body to give it what it needs to repair…starting with naps! Just ignore your progress and Know that it will happen. Baby yourself. I can see why you came down with GBS…operations and then going back after months of substitutes… YIPES!! I taught 7th grade LIfe Science and then Gifted Math/Science in a middle school.
I ran into a former student who volunteered to help me put air in my tires when the machine wouldn’t work. When I told him who I was, he paused in surprise for a few seconds and then held up his little finger. It had been cut off close to the first joint and he said that I had told him (30 years ago) not to worry, it would grow back – no problem. He showed me that it did!! You could not tell the difference.
Now I remember when I taught about regeneration in Invertebrates, I said a female doctor in England discovered that up to age 10, a finger will grow back…but closer to age 10, the results are not as good. BUT what is interesting is what he HEARD..that it would grow back….and his body responded…. So expect your body to repair itself…and it will. His finger grew back perfectly… 100%….your body will also… relax and let your body do what it needs to….and stop watching for progress…(a watched pot never boils….a phone doesn’t ring when you sit waiting for it to ring….GBS follows this quantum physics principle!)
Luckily I had saved up half a year in sick days and the sick leave bank covered another half a year. But then I retired early….my students were great…but the administration put too much stress… now I put my bodymind/spirit FIRST….