GBS from surgery?
AnonymousApril 6, 2011 at 7:41 pm
I have a friend who is a GBS survivor. She is wondering if anyone has some statistics on the chances of getting GBS a second time as a result of having surgery. Any input would be appreciated.
May this day find you well and improving……..will spring happen this year in Pennsylvania? 😀
April 6, 2011 at 8:44 pm
From what I hear getting GBS twice is pretty rare. Cold comfort for those who do.
I hear you on wanting Spring to get started, this Winter SUCKED!! However, I saw a robin yesterday, usually a pretty good sign
AnonymousApril 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm
Well, it’s not only a question of getting GBS a second time. And, folks here have reported it happened to them.
It’s a question of getting GBS after surgery.
The internet is not much help on this subject. The NIH says, “[I]Occasionally, surgery or vaccinations will trigger the syndrome.[/I]
Well, people occasionally get struck by lighting, or injured in an automobile accident or flooded out in Fargo N.D.
For myself, I consider the chances extremely remote. For the one it happens to, that’s no consolation. I would not avoid surgery for that risk alone. Heck, you can undergo surgery and…… you fill in the blank!
AnonymousApril 12, 2011 at 10:19 pm
Hi Tom ,
I have had CIDP and Transverse Mylitis for 10 almost 11 years now . I have had several “high risk ” surgeries since then and never had problems with getting it back as result from the surgery . However anytime your body is put under “stress” from any procedure your friend may see more residuals than normal . I have always let my surgeons now that I have it so they are aware of any issues that could arise during surgery. That way there are no surprises 🙂 Lots of rest after it is a huge must have !
I hope your friend does great with her surgery and best of luck !!
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