It just takes time

May 8, 2007 at 6:44 pm

Hi, I can relate to your experience. I am married, our son is 2.5 yrs old & I’m 38 yrs old. I thought I was very healthy- before GBS crushed me last summer. I had a very severe, sudden onset- perhaps caused by a common cold- the doctors don’t know. It was brutal- not being able to speak or move for weeks. Fortunately, my recovery was considered fast (it felt terribly slow to me but the doctors said it as almost a miracle considering the severity of my case). I left the hospital Aug 9th 06- and I’m still not 100% fine but I’m getting there. It’s a long road of physical therapy, eating properly (protein to rebuild muscles) & reducing stress. GBS is a life-changing event. Hang in there. It’s nice to talk to someone who ‘knows’ what you’ve been through. I just joined this group- because I realize that I have a lot of questions during the recovery period. I have a feeling this forum will be helpful. Best of luck.