I have been absent on this blog for quite some time. Please accept my apology. Life has had quite a few twists and turns for me.
Most importantly, I am ‘back on track’…physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I’d like to get you up to date on what’s been happening in my world. I can’t do it all at once, but here is a summary below.
Let me start by saying that I have been recovering from Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) which I was diagnosed with in August 2013.
I had what the medical staff at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital described as a severe case. It is a rare condition where the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system thinking it was attacking the virus.
My nervous system shut down and I was paralysed from the neck down. This included not being able to talk, swallow, eat, drink, breathe, urinate, defecate on my own. It all had to be done through some sort of machine. This was quite scary in the beginning, confronting, challenging and an experience that I will never forget. It was a near death experience (NDE) that has changed my life in many, many ways.
The rehabilitation and recovery has been a very long, slow process. I heard it described as 1 mm/day and I think that is about right. But looking back, those millimetres add up! So with patience, determination, faith, trust, love and support, I am well and truly on the way to recovery.
There is so much that I have learned from going through GBS that I feel inspired to share with others if they are interested. I can actually say I feel blessed for going through GBS as I am now recovering and am on the other side of such a horrific experience.
In future posts, I will be sharing different things that I would like to share, including some different health tips, recipes, ideas and thoughts on what comes across my path in daily life.
I am on the road to recovery, and while I am not 100% yet, I am far from where I was in August
2013 when I was first diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome.