Reply To: 2 Year Mark-Still Standing!

November 4, 2013 at 4:01 pm

You have a wonderful attitude, tpalmer!

I was in the hospital for 4 1/2 months. Most of the other patients there were amputees, I was one of the lucky ones who still had a full set of limbs, even though none of them worked initially. It reminded me that, no matter how bad it was, it could be much worse. I would recover from GBS eventually but those other patients would not grow new arms or legs.

You’re right, I think, that we need to heed the reminder to slow down, be appreciative and grateful.

I am one year and nine months post diagnosis and IVIG and I still have a ways to go but I’ve also come soooo far! When I feel impatient or discouraged, I remember my fellow hospital mates and it helps put things back into perspective.

Best of luck with your recovery and continuing improvement!