I’ve been going to physical therapy every Monday & Friday since I was released from the rehab hospital. Every month, they have to reassess patients for fall risk and progress toward reaching goals.
When your body starts doing weird, scary and painful things, paying for care is the last thing on your mind. Or at least it was for me – I was more concerned with actually getting treatment, which was difficult enough. It’s not that I didn’t think about it at all – at $100 for emergency … More The Big Money
When I had my first EMG test, my neurologist looked at the initial results and remarked, “this is bad, very bad.” I had no conduction below the knees, and very slow conduction along my ulnar nerve, which controls the pinky finger.
I went to the neurology office Thursday morning for the nerve conduction test that I mentioned in the previous post. To make a long story short, the neurologist and his assistant zapped my legs and arms with low current electricity and measured the time it took to travel through my nervous system.
I’ve been home from rehab for a little over a month. The current state of my condition is that I have some parasthesia and reduced dexterity in my hands as well as neuropathy and nearly complete paralysis of my ankles & toes.
At the end of my first hospitalization, my physicians wanted to send me to an inpatient rehabilitation facility; a facility where I would be taken care of by a skilled nursing staff and pushed to my limits by a team of highly-trained physical and occupational therapists. I objected and ultimately refused at the time. I didn’t … More They tried to make me go to rehab…
When Mrs. Loco asked me what I wanted for Father’s Day, I told her that all I wanted was to be at home with her and our daughter. When I was released from the hospital, all of the physicians told me that some days would be better than others. I should expect to have good … More You can’t always get what you want.
I was released from the hospital on a late Thursday afternoon with a giant splint on my right leg and an equally giant list of prescriptions to fill. We dropped off the prescription list at a chain pharmacy and made a beeline to Rubio’s for the meal I had been missing the most – a … More Homecoming
Home Sweet Home Mr Loco gave his perspective of our days at home. Here is my perspective as Mrs Loco, caregiver. As we left the hospital, I was on one hand elated to have my husband back and on the other hand terrified to be in charge of his care. The first point of stress … More Home Sweet Home
I meant to publish weekly updates on my condition, but after I was released from the hospital, I was either trying to get caught up on work or exhausted – Mrs. Loco can tell you there was no middle ground. So, here’s my attempt to resume the GBS story. As I mentioned before, I spent … More Drugs, Antibodies, Pain & Relief