Hello all. I’m a new member (mild GBS dx’d Nov 07)and appreciating the wisdom and experiences I’m reading. I also have some professional experience providing counseling. I’d like to make a comment and suggestion. First, grief is an on-going process with no time limit. Just because you’ve already been through the stages of grief (shock, anger, denial, bargaining, acceptance, etc & not in that order) doesn’t mean you won’t repeat a stages or stages. It also isn’t a linear or orderly process. Second, my suggestion, do talk with your own therapist about your feelings, or look up the stages of grief for yourself. They were originally consider for people with terminal illness, but now are consider to apply to many forms of grief — yes even loss of personal abilities. God bless.
It is good to bring this to our attention. I have always felt that we do go through the grief stages just like a person who lost a loved one. Because after all, our world turned upside down, we lost the way our lives used to be and we must strive to find a new normal for ourselves.
There have been times when I’ve looked at my wheelchair and it hits me that I can’t walk and I need that. And there are times when depression gets ahold of me.