loss of function in hands

October 21, 2011 at 6:41 am

I lost the use of my hands with GBS on 12 July 1990 and they never recovered. I am only writing this to encourage you that life does not come to an end unless your attitude of mind decrees it. I have managed to adapt to most of the problems that have cropped up over the years, the trick is to work out a solution and believe me, that keeps the brain active. I drive 8000 miles a year in England with no special disability aids on the vehicle. It took me four years to learn to walk again when the doctors told me in September 1991 it was a waste of time even thinking about getting back on my feet. I still have all my own teeth and use them constantly as a third hand. I once jokingly said there ought to be a law against anybody with false teeth ever getting GBS!
There is one problem I have never solved; I cannot do up the top button of shirt when I am wearing it, but that is a small price to pay for independence.
Keep smiling!
This was dictated with speech recognition software (DragonDictate)