How you get GBS

May 19, 2006 at 2:44 pm

The Nuerologist told my wife when she asked how do you get this, “bad luck”. I had mild flu like symptoms for about two weeks prior to “tingling”. I awoke one morning with my feet feeling as if asleep, by the next afternoon I could not walk and was admitted to CCU, two days later – life support.
The theory here was the sooner we stop the progression the sooner you will heal. I had IVIG and Plasmapheresis…….
Nine weeks 2 hospitals, 1 rehab hospital, discharged with walker and out patient therapy. The beginning was Aug 2, 2005. I am now doing everything I did before including golf… feet and hands are still tingling and I can’t pucker…but hey I can speak, walk, drive, and go without a diaper. Life is good.
Keep positive. Almost everyone has different rates of progression and recovery.