'Twas two years ago on this date that I was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. If you know anything about GBS, that's a horrifying diagnosis. But I didn't really know anything about GBS and was relieved just to have a diagnosis. I had been in the hospital for a week at this point and continued to … Continue reading GBS’iversary
First and foremost, I'm not a doctor so don't take this (or anything else I write) as medical advice. I am however a GBS fighter. At this point I am almost two years out from my initial diagnosis and boy have I learned a lot. So I'd like to take a moment to enlighten newly … Continue reading So You’ve Been Diagnosed with GBS… Now What?
I was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome on February 11th, 2017 after several days in the hospital and allllllllllllllllllllllll the tests. When I was diagnosed, I was reassured that 90% of GBS patients make a full recovery. I don’t think “full recovery” is an appropriate term to use because it gives us false hope for … Continue reading Making Your Way Through GBS
You may have noticed that I didn't write last week. As much as I try to stay positive and not let GBS win, some days are better than others. Last week started off with numb feet on Monday. I had gone to the gym every day the week before and my body was letting me … Continue reading Some Days > Other Days
When I was a little girl in West Virginia, I would spend hours riding my bike at the family farm. If it was too dark to ride outside, I'd ride in circles in the big garage while grandma was canning in the boot room. Without discussing it with me, grandpa took the training wheels off … Continue reading Training Wheels