Joe Beernink

Today is the fourth anniversary of the day I had my first symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. It now seems like a very long time ago. A lot has happened. For many...

Today was the First Annual Seattle GBS-CIDP Walk and Roll at Magnuson Park. It’s been over three years since I first came down with GBS. Walking a mile back then would...

As a Guillain-Barre survivor, I like to help out those who have just found out that they have GBS, or are struggling to recover from it. I was encouraged by so...

Just over three years ago, I wrote a blog entry chronicling my first three days with Guillain Barré Syndrome. In it, I wrote that recovery times vary from 3 weeks to...

So I didn’t blog much in 2014…just 9 entries by my count. Nine. I used to do that in two weeks. So I don’t blame you if you’ve given up hope...

It’s been a couple of months since we’ve had time to chat. I assure you that this doesn’t mean I don’t love y’all. It’s just that life has been really busy....

Yesterday marked the two year anniversary of my first moments with Guillian-Barre Syndrome—an odd tingling in my fingers and my lips that, within the next 24 hours, would spread throughout my...

Well, I had high hopes for December, but I caught some kind of bug in the middle of the month that knocked me down for about five days. Usually colds and...

While 2012 was a year dominated by my recovery from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, 2013 was more of a transition year. It was the year I learned how to live with GBS and...

As you might suspect from my last posting, my Guillain Barre Syndrome was the least of my problems in November. Okay, well not the least of my problems, but much lower...