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Had Guillian-Barre Symdrome

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 14, 2006
  • 02:30 AM

I had Guillian-barre symdrome in 1959-60 when I was 13 years old. After having the Flu for 2 weeks, I was feeling great when I went to bed. The next morning when I got up I couldn't walk, my legs wouldn't hold me. My parents took me to the doctors than to the Hospital where I became paralized from the neck down. It took two weeks to diagnosis Guillian-barre symdrome, the doctors at first tought I had polio. There is some thought that a polio vacination I received in the early fall may have something to do with this? In the hospital the first two weeks were spent in an Iron Lung that kept me breathing. After two spinal taps, lots of therapy and 4 months in the hospital I went home. My hands and feet were still not fully functioning, so I still had to do therapy and exercise. I am now 60 years old and the only thing that has affected my movement is that I have foot drop. All the years since having GBS I have not let it slow me down or stop me from doing what I wanted to do. I have played sports ( Football in high school, softball, broomball, bowling Etc.) Ray

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