Video Diary type thing

    • Anonymous
      May 24, 2007 at 11:23 am

      Hello. I am new to this site but have put this on the UK site before. I was diagnosed with the AMSAM strain of GBS whilst working in Prague. I am 9 months into my recovery and feeling good. As most of you will know it can take this long to feel anything other than terrible going through something like this, but a posative mental attitude is essential. During my 7 month stay in hospital(4 months in Prague, 3 in Glasgow) My brother and I decided to record some videos to let my friends at home know I was doing ok. We made 4 videos in total and I think they serve to prove that laughter will eventually prevail. I hope they make you laugh, but more importantly, I hope new GBS patients/relatives will be able to look at them and know that the light will be on at the end of the tunnel even though the tunnel looks very long and very dark.

      PS, you have to copy and paste these to your browser as I cant seem to make them a clickable link. Any tips and I can change it!!

      1st vid [url][/url]
      2nd vid [url][/url]
      3rd vid [url][/url]
      4th vid [url][/url]



    • Anonymous
      May 24, 2007 at 11:39 am

      Hi Martin, I have been peeking in on your recovery journey for awhile now. Love the youtube video, what a great sense of humor you have!!! i’m glad to hear you are doing good in recovering from this disease. Keep up your Positive Attitude!! I Love It!!:D Welcome to The U.S. side of The Pond and Family! Take Care.:)

    • Anonymous
      May 24, 2007 at 11:52 am

      hi martin & welcome here,

      ditto cheryl. copy & paste is all you can do here. take care. be well.

      gene gbs 8-99
      in numbers there is strength

    • Anonymous
      May 24, 2007 at 12:30 pm

      Hi, Martin. Welcome! The video of you dancing while still on the trach had me cracking up! That was fabulous.

      You have such a wonderful attitude, and I’m so impressed with your recovery. Thank you for sharing… I look forward to seeing more of you around these boards. 🙂

    • Anonymous
      May 24, 2007 at 5:10 pm


      The only one I hadnt seen until a few days ago was the “one man dash” – it was brilliant! Well done

    • Anonymous
      May 24, 2007 at 7:33 pm

      nice one thanks!!

    • Anonymous
      May 25, 2007 at 10:35 am

      Welcome, Martin!

      My daughter and I laughed and cried as we watched the videos. You are so awesome! Her fiance is 6’10” and is 15 months post gbs. He looks forward to the day he can take that first walk!! We marvel at the one man race! Your attitude shines right through the computer screen and we love it!

      We are very curious how tall you are – you sure come close to the top of the door at the hospital! When my daugter is standing next to Jacob in his wheelchair, they see eye-to-eye. She is 5’6″.

      All the best to you!

    • Anonymous
      May 28, 2007 at 7:33 pm

      hey learning friend. glad to hear you enjoyed them and i hope jacob can take heart from them. i am 6ft7inchs, 6ft8 with my heels on, but thats only on sundays:)
      incidently, when i first stood up after 5 months in the lying position, i and my family swear that i was 2 or 3 inches taller, but after few weeks i shrunk back nto normal, so by this, jacob will be monsterously tall when the time comes!!