Leg Muscles

March 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I haven’t posted or read this forum for a long time. Mostly I don’t think about my GBS. It has been 4 years since I came down with GBS. I was in the hospital on a respirator for two months and in the hospital for a little over three months. Mostly every night I get cramps in my calves and have to get out of bed and put weight on my feet to get relief. My thighs are not affected. My feet are still numb and have a tight feeling. Nevertheless I can walk okay and drive. I still have numbness in my fingers but much less than in my feet. From what I understand this is because of nerve damage. Apparently the muscles are affected because they are not receiving the proper signals from your nerves. In my own case I think the nerves have recovered quite a bit but not completely especially in my feet. I am now 69 so maybe I won’t ever recover as much as a younger person might. Still GBS doesn’t prevent me from having a normal life. It certainly was a bad experience. The other thing is that as time goes by it is harder to notice any improvement. For instance I seem to be about the same as I was a year ago. It is possible that I have improved slightly but it is hard to notice.