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August 8, 2008 at 10:52 am

Hi Cathy,

Welcome to the forums. This is a great place to be! I had GBS 25 years ago and am one of the lucky ones who reovered fairly well. I had a few residuals but nothing that stopped me from living my life, raising a family of four and going back to work. I am experiencing residuals now and have for the last 3-4 years that have intensified. I believe this is in part to not taking care of myself, more because I was never told a lot of the things they know today. If I could give you any advice, it would be to never push yourself beyond what you can do. To not force thigs because you think you have to. I did that and I feel that is why I am where I am today. We have to push a little, but I pushed a lot and may have caused myself more harm than good. I did not rest when body screamed at me, I did not slow down when my body weakened.

I know better now and I do better. Rest with this syndrome is so important. Take care of yourself and keep us posted on your progress. Again, Welcome!