What I wish they knew!

August 5, 2006 at 6:05 am

I wish Doctors were more informed. Hopefully it’s better than it was when I had GBS in ’97 but I remember being 17 or 18, in college away from home. Losing strength, numbness and pain in my face, hands, feet, legs, and having efforted breathing. Going to the doctor was an unpleasant experience at best. My first visit was the worst! After explaining all of my sysmptoms the doctor wanted me to do things that I could in NO WAY physically do. Jump up and down!? Are you kidding me? I can’t pull myself out of the tub you idiot!

Simply put. Do the tests you need to do, but take the patient at their word! Don’t inflict more pain, and while I’m at it. . .be considerate. If I tell you it hurts to rub my feet, legs, hands, whatever. . .STOP IT!