You’re statement about Diabetes in your family and some of the other posts here got me thinking in terms of “auto immune” as opposed to “neuropathy” and I realize that yes..there could be some family history. My mom and brother have a pretty serious condition called FAP and have both had their colons removed. I had a colonoscopy and I’m fine, however, I have had IBS and a spastic colon even before GBS. FAP, IS hereditary but I believe it also causes immune system problems. Also, my Uncle had diabetes!
Actually..now that I think of it, I’ve never had a great immune system. I get some type of flu every year and in my teens and 20’s, I could just look at someone with strep throat and get it and I even had mono!! Problems with kidney infections as well! WOW….maybe that’s what this is all about….the immune system (after some stess thrown into the mix) just says one day, “I CAN’T TAKE ANYMORE!!” and here we are!:eek:
Ofcourse that doesn’t explain the people who were athletic and feeling great when it hit them.:confused: I don’t know….too much speculation, next thing you know I’ll get started on the real root of all evil, ( our food supply! ) Uh Oh..didn’t mean to get “political”….better stop now!;)
Best wishes to all!!
Thanks Deb for the response back on the pilates. I was wondering what that was? I ordered one of those exercise CD’s and inside it was a rubber type of tool for stretching. I tried that CD out but could not do it myself because of balance issues. But just thought this would be a great tool for excercising my body while in bed and sitting. I also ordered a bycicle pedal set that you can sit in a chair with and pedal away trying to help with my leg muscles. Just started doing that some. Going to try everyday though to get at least 15 minutes in a day to build those muscles up. And going to look online and see about other exercises I can use while watching TV and laying down some. I have alot of problems walking. I can barely go! So this may help me alot! Thank-you!
Tim! Good to see you in here again! Was wondering where you were at! But know your mom has been very sickly! Still saying prayers for here! Hugs