**This is a re-blog, originally posted from the “Don’t Lose Hope” site. I found this piece so insightful as to why talking about trauma with others is difficult. For me, the biggest issue has always been negative feedback. It’s been most hurtful when I’ve shared my trauma with someone I care about, and that person is more set on giving […]
Guillain-Barre syndrome is where the immune system begins attacking the nerves. There isn’t one particular cause, but it usually develops when the immune system overreacts to a prior infection or threat to the body. Many people who have gotten Guillain-Barre were fighting off the flu or another infection and then develop GBS.
When I looked it up, I saw the most severe cases- inability to swallow, needing physical therapy for months, being hospitalized with plasma transfusions. It all seemed quite overwhelming and I prayed that my husband wouldn’t continue to lose neurological function.