There is hope…
Bill, your sister is so lucky to have your support–it is paramount to her recovery. My recovery time line may give her hope. I was 43 when I went through something similar as your sister. I was diagnosed with GBS on 4/23/06 and was completely paralyzed and on a respirator by June. I was admitted to a Select hospital in August mostly for respiratory issues. I received passive physical therapy there which seemed to have no effect. However, after a few weeks, my fingers started to move and eventually I could flip my hand over. I was admitted to a rehab hospital in September 2006 and received more intensive therapy there. I came home on 11/2/06 and still could not feed, bathe, or clothe or even go to the bathroom by myself. Today I am living on my own with little assistance. I am still in a wheelchair, but can use a walker for short distances. I work out at the gym and pool three times a week. I will be assessed for driving soon and am looking for part time work. Early on, I never dreamed I could get this far in recovery. My life is not easy–at times I still cry like a baby out of frustration. I was like your sister once and I have come so far. What seems impossible [B]is possible[/B]. Please tell her not to give up hope.
There is hope
GBS was the most terrible thing that happened to me. I got the disease in April 9, 2006, the day before I was in my bicycle with my family, next day I could not even stand up, I could not believe it, I was due to go to Italy next day, thanks God it happened before my trip. Anyway, it was horroble. sorry for my english, but I am a Mexican and at that time I was living in Krakow Poland for my work, I had been living there for 3 years, as an expat, life is easy and you enjoy the best, but when I was due to go to an appointment for my next assignment, thats when it happened. We were having family visit in Poland, I was riding my bike and discovering new trails, and suddenling next day I could not stand, at the begining I tought it was just pain, because I was trying new trails, but later in 6 hours, I could not move, the ambulance needed to go to my home and at the hospital I was diagnosed GBS. When I was at the hospital the company I am working for, send me some information related to the disease. I just put them in the drawer, I said, If there is someone that will help me that will be God. Next morning to my very much surprise I could not even move, but my right hand and only rested in the chest. Then I realized that if this was the case, it was for a reason. God loves to be praised, I was going to learn that. So there I was, the scariest thing came later in the day, when they needed to open up my neck and stick a device to change my plasma. I was so afraid, that when I was at the operating room, I did not know how to handle it. So I remembered a passage in the bible “revelations” that describes the face of Yeshua (Jesus) like a bright sun, I concentrated myself on that, I suddenly evevrithg was finished, no pain and nothing. We called on the phone a believers friends to ask them to pray for me, the first night I caught developed in me. I could not cought, my nerves did not responded, the doctors just watched and told us to be alert and call them if more complication arised. Just as a note, the Polish hospitals installations, not equipment are well 30 years old, but the attention of the doctors and nurses if first class in the world, but you believe what you see, and it was scary. Anyhow a I started my plasma treatment, by the 3rd day there was a holiday in Poland and doctor where taking the weekend off. I told the doctor, that by the time he will return, he will see great changes in me. Aside he told me, that he admired my positiviness , but that I should not be very enthusiastic. Anyhow we proved him wrong, thaks God, on Monday I was walking, going up and down the stairs of the hospital without assistance. All the staff was surprised. In 18 days I was out of the hospital and due to Copenhagen for a Benny Hinn crusade, we stopped in Berlin for sightseen, which to tell you the truth I was not able to walk for a long period, as the same as the first two days in Copenhagen, but later we traveled for a Jewish Machol dance seminar in Hungary, where I danced my body off. It so good to be able to move without assistance and supervision.
I thanks God, the hospital staff and my family for all the support.
How do I think everthing started:
1. Living in a foreing country, but I have lived there already for 3 years.
2. I was eating KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) every weekend, by the way my family always told me It seemed to be undercooked, which I never believed.
3. Poor diet
4. Believing that you own your life
After the fact, I waked up for at least 3 month feeling my arms weak.
I moved to Italy, I changed my diet, here there is no KFC, but anyway I do not eat pasta and pizza but just once per week.
I have joined a swimming class twice per week
and my post symptoms completly disapeared.
So my recommendations are:
If you are or have been thru GBS:
First focus in God, there is no one else that can help you.
2. after the plasma treatment, you will feel much, much better, every time you go.
3. do not be affraid to go back to your normal life, we are no supposed to be in be and without moving, it takes time, but focus, and you will do it, there is no pain, just walk, run , dance, etc.
4. change your diet, I think that the secret is there, do not eat fat, high proteins like pork.
5. Change your habits, life is one, and should be wonderful
6. Love GOD for the new opportunity he just gave to you.
My life has changed so much, that I will never go back to were I was, I have learned my lesson, and God has been good. Why did it happened, probably because He loves us so much, that some of us, have a hard head and require an special treatment.
Anyway, I hope you the best if you are going thru GBS or you have been. I count myself as a pride winner. but I could not done it myself without God, do not give up. Focus, He is always waiting to be called, no matter what you have done in the past. If He did it for me the lowest of all, you should expect the best for you.
Love you. Hope that my story helps you, to stay strong and believing, He will just do it for you.
Aftermath. I am living now in Italy for a period of 3 years. I am better fit than before, stronger, and happier. I am do to go to my home country in 7 days and tell everuybody what happened to me.
I bless you all: Yevarejeja Adonay veichmereja, Adonay Pana veleja vicuneja, Isa Adonay pana veleja veya sem leja Shalom.
Just a powerful Jewish blessing.
Ciao. I you want to contact me feel free.
there is hope
I’m a 33 yr old man who was healthy his whole life. well my job requires me to be fit, one day after work out of no where I started feeling really tired so I laid down for a nap I got up a couple of hours later and decided to just fall out for the night cause I just didnt feel like myself. I got up around 7am I couldnt walk my vision was blurred in the hospital for a week did home therapy for 3 weeks i just finished 6 weeks of physical therapy now I walk w/the cane. I think the reason for my rapid recovery was the will to get well. alot of people told me to take it easy, I decided to push myself to the limit and not give up. I was so persistent. I got results I just wasnt gonna have my wife take care of me. Must have faith and just do it. I havent returned to work yet but I’m still working on the condition. So in a nutshell dont give up, keep the faith cause their is hope, although no one could’ve told me that a couple of months ago.