My Last GBS Post

This is the last time I’ll be posting here as there won’t be much more to add in the near future.

I am walking again after my fractures in June, albeit very short distances to begin with, and will probably get back into the aquatherapy pool next week.  To prevent further fractures, I now wear skateboard knee pads when I walk.  I’m a plump 61-year-old grandmother so the image of me in knee pads can be imagined and, yes, it IS a funny one. Thank goodness I still have a sense of humour!

My fingers are still improving slightly every month but it’s unlikely that I’ll ever carry anything heavy again as it’s 3,5 years since I first developed GBS so my chances of making a full recovery are out the window, so to speak.

And that’s okay.  I’ve made peace with it and accept that this is my new “normal”.  Giving up is not an option and I’ll continue with the physical and occupational therapies to achieve every bit of strength that is possible.

Thanks for reading my posts.  I hope they’ve helped at least one person.

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.

Martin Luther King


About louisehasgbs

Still an optimist! Recovering from severe Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
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1 Response to My Last GBS Post

  1. You have been so strong and determined over the last 3 years. I truly admire you. I know you feel like there won’t be much more to write on, but I still believe that someone out there is going to see one of your posts and link up with you. I believe that you will be a great, positive motivational speaker, giving hope to many with various health issues. I love your sense of humour!

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