My story 22 years later!!!
AnonymousNovember 16, 2006 at 3:33 pm
Phew, this is the first time I’ve told my story as an adult! This is the first time I’ve actually ‘looked’ up other people who have had GBS, I had no idea there were so many!
I am in Australia.
I was 10 years old, and in year 5 at school….I came down with a bout of tonsilitis.
2 weeks later, I had a lump in my neck, the next day, I was throwing up…Within 2 days, I couldn’t walk, move my arms or anything. Next thing I knew, I was in hospital, in isolation, and they were running a million test!
GBS was hardly ever heard of back then, especially in smaller cities which is where we lived.
After testing me for meningitis, MS, and a host of other things, they finally found out what was wrong.
22 years ago, they didn’t know how to treat it. Basically, they hit me with a heap of physio, and then just treated each symptom as it came. I had bells palsy, and the right side of my body was the worst affected.
I was in hospital for 6 weeks, and had the majority of the year off school. I had physio for about another 18 months.
Today, I am happy and healthy. I do have a few residual effects. I have a flat right foot, muscle weekness on the RHS and my face tends to droop when i am over tired. I can walk and run with the best of them though.
I have 2 children, but both deliveries put alot of strain on my body, and we nearly lost my little bloke, so I’ve been advised that 2 is it! We had only planned on 2 anyway though.
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