Reply To: Need tips on recovery

June 19, 2012 at 2:44 am

Hello mpozarski11 ,
I went in hospital Dec 2011
I am continuing to gain strength every day. It has been a very slow and steady recovery process. The key word is recovery. I continue to take joy in the fact that I am getting stronger every day. My Doctor and everyone familiar with this condition will tell you that your hands and feet are the last parts of your body that will regain strength due to it being at the end of your peripheral nerves growth.
My hands and feet are still weak but I can tell they are getting stronger every day. Just a few short months ago I couldn’t even open the door , turn the ignition on the car , open a zip-lock bag . My grip strength was practically non existent. I had very noticeable footdrop and was unable to get up on my tiptoes or jump in the air. I can jump a couple inches off the ground now and getting a little lift on my tiptoes. I know it does not sound like much but believe me when I tell you every daily gain feels great. I was in great shape before this happened to me as I was working out with a popular workout video. I have a very strong core and can do plenty of ab work but pushups are very very difficult.
Youth is on your side and you should do great. Stay positive because it could have been a lot worse.
My Doctor told me last week that he just got a patient that can barely move at all from the neck down.
Hope this helps.
Live strong my friend