Great Advice

June 8, 2006 at 9:55 am


Sometimes we have to be a little selfish in order to get better. What the other members said is absolutely true…take care of yourself. That is often the hardest part of the recovery, especially if you have a family or a job and/or both.

Applying for Disability takes a huge amount of energy, but in the long run it may help you. If you can get the support of your physician and handle the grueling government requirements (they really aren’t nice), you may protect yourself financially from the long-term affects of GBS. I am on permanent disability and since I am a mature adult, I will probably not have to go through the re-evaluation process again. If you are fairly young, they frown on the fact that you are trying to avoid work. Talk it over with your doc and find out if that is the best solution for you. 😮