Personal decision but my vote is to hang on!

February 12, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Well…I am very glad no one pulled the plug on me (I was on a vent for 4 months and I was 38). My friend is also glad – he had GBS and was 49 at the time..he was on a vent for 11 months.

I kinda think my mom was thinking about pulling the old plug on me but she knew how mad I would be! The doctors called me a non-responsive quadrapalegic..said there was no hope. I was told to “let go” “was no one’s fault”….”get my finances in order”.

I had lung surgery on the bowels stopped working..feeding tube didn’t even work at one point for me…

But here I sit…I play tennis (not well)..I even snow skied prior to my recent onset of autonomic dysfunction. I got a masters degree with a 4.0 GPA.

I am so glad someone decided to keep giving me a chance..and I really wanted to live! Please hang onto some hope..I never thought I would recover like I have..there are many miracles.