Reply To: Question for going back to work

October 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I was also paralyzed below the neck. I could have gone back to work at a desk job in about a year and a half, but I had reached full retirement age by then, so did not. I actually retired during my hospitalization, knowing I would not quickly recover. Although I walk fairly well now about three years out, I would not want a job which required being on my feet for extended periods. My feet still hurt all the time, the more so when I am on them for awhile. You may experience increasing pain in your feet as they come back, so that might be a factor. My knees are still wobbly, so I can’t run, and I feel they may never improve.

It just depends on how you feel. As I recovered, I always felt I knew my limitations. At times, I tended to overexert myself, which is not recommended. You will know if you are overdoing it. By the way, I am classified as CIDP, but my pattern was more like GBS than most CIDP cases.