Week 7 Update – My Recovery from GBS
Today marks the seven week mark in my recovery from Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Things are getting better slowly. I have more good days than bad, with more good hours than bad. That’s a sign of improvement.
If I overdo it, I do pay a price. Monday, I worked for about 4 hours, and about 5 on Tuesday, with some other personal chores thrown in. Today I worked 5, and then I fell apart for a few hours. I feel a little better now, but it probably won’t be until Friday that I get back to Monday’s base level.
I did go to my optometrist last week, and will be getting glasses (just for reading, not bifocals), and I can’t wait for them to arrive so I can start reading, and hopefully writing, again.
Lisa and I have an outing planned this weekend to go and see The Hunger Games at the movie theatre. So very looking forward to that. I tried getting out of the house last Saturday to grab a coffee at the local Starbucks, but that somehow backfired and the caffeine jolt left me a numb-nerved blob on the couch for most of the day. I vow not to do anything crazy while at the theatre to set me back.
The only other news this week was that I made it onto John Scalzi’s blog today as part of his Reader Request Week. As I told him, it’s kind of like getting my name up in lights on Broadway. I do hope, however, that this is not the end of my 15 minutes of fame. I’ve got a lot more writing to do, and I hope to be a guest blogger there sometime in the near future.
These updates are getting a little repetitive, so this will be the last one on GBS unless something huge happens. I appreciate all the support I’ve gotten during this time. Hopefully, I’ll be able to repay it in some way down the road. From here forward, I’m going to try to return to topic oriented blog entries. I’m tired of talking about GBS. Maybe if I ignore it will just go away.