I received a comment on Monday's post from a gentleman named Bob. He shared his struggle with GBS, and at 65 years old he is also fighting to walk and regain some "normalcy" again.
He, too, spent six months in the hospital. He has been home for two months, and can now walk 60 steps with a walker! Go Bob!
It is so very discouraging at times when you come home from the hospital and you just want everything back to normal. I remember vividly. It takes a long time, and the body must heal at its own pace, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the hardest, and most frustrating things a person will ever experience. Even the strongest of minds will crack under the heavy weight of climbing that huge mountain.
It's such a long and arduous fight that it makes you want to give up, but take it from me, NEVER give up! There is a light at the end of that tunnel, I promise you! If your legs are moving, and you're walking those 60 steps, keep pushing yourself to go farther! It WILL happen for you! And when it starts to hurt, just remember that pain is good! Pain means you can feel! It means the nerves are working, and if the nerves are working you can do anything!
Keep up the fight, Bob! I am here for you.
If you would like to see Bob's struggle, you can watch his video here: http://www.vimeo.com/15179672