the island girl is back!!

    • Anonymous
      November 19, 2006 at 8:21 pm

      hi all. just got back from st. lucia last night from my sister-in-law’s wedding. as some of you know, i am 5 years post gbs and am on permanent disability. i am 45 and my body is asleep from the nose down and my left hand and both knees are partially paralyzed. i walk with a cane and need a wheelchair for long distances. i went on this trip wanting to go parasailing, since i had done it before i got gbs. i tried it and suceeded. i also went sailing,&tubing on the back of a boat. the parasailing was my biggest accomplishment. i guess we gbs’ers can do almost anything if we put our minds to it. i couldn’t go snorkeling because i can’tswim without my aqua-jogger and it was too bulky to pack. i know how to swim, but i can’t anymore becase my arms and legs don’t work well enough to swim. no great loss though. i’m always afraid of a fish swimming in my bathing suit where i don’t want it to be. :rolleyes: just wanted to let you all know; it did it. yea!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous
      November 19, 2006 at 9:50 pm

      WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!! CONGRATES DEB!!!!!!!:) i’m sooo happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous
      November 19, 2006 at 9:58 pm

      Yaaaayyyy! Congradulations, Deb! YOu must feel great for all you accomplished.


    • Anonymous
      November 19, 2006 at 10:37 pm

      Congrats Deb, glad you had a great time. Welcome Back.

    • Anonymous
      November 20, 2006 at 8:06 am

      Great success helps… Congradulations.

    • Anonymous
      November 20, 2006 at 8:17 am



      Please live out more of your dreams for those of us that are still not as confident to give it a try just YET! My time will come!

      What is next? Keep dreaming, everyone! What is your dream?

    • Anonymous
      November 20, 2006 at 2:26 pm

      I am SO impressed. Congrats!! YOU GO, GIRL!!!

    • Anonymous
      November 20, 2006 at 3:27 pm

      My friend has GBS and used to be really active as well. I just read her your post and she just sparked up! Thank you for sharing your determination and courage- that is something that is contagious in the best of ways!! Congrats – you are amazing!

    • Anonymous
      November 20, 2006 at 7:46 pm

      Dear Debs

      I couldn’t have done that prior to GBS.

      You’re 45 (younger than me), your body is asleep from the nose down, left hand and both knees are partially paralyzed. you walk with a cane and need a wheelchair for long distances – and you went parasailing.

      What is it you are nervous of again? Oh yes! A fish getting into your bathing suit.

      Debs, I would know you anywhere. You are my heroine.

      God bless

    • Anonymous
      November 20, 2006 at 9:44 pm

      Tears Of Joy Roll Down My Face !!! Im So Happy For You !!! God Bless And Happy Turkey Day To You… Kelly

    • Anonymous
      November 24, 2006 at 7:55 pm

      Deb you are so sweet, please do not loose the battle and do not believe the lies. Perhaps my message will not be as practical as the other ones, but just try it. I have been thru GBS and I wish it will not exist, but it happens. I will just copy a message I have posted, when we feel we are alone is because we let it settle in us. There is one that is bigger than GBS and all sickness, his name is YESHUA (JESUS) just ask Him to heal you and repent and you will see the changes, no medicine will give you that, join the swimming classes, it will help you, do not be embaressed of your progress, is the best medicine. It will keep your body healthy regardless of GBS.

      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.


      Please keep me posted on your progress, God bless you.


    • Anonymous
      November 25, 2006 at 12:48 am

      Way to go Girl!! Continue to enjoy the memories you made 🙂