My name is Marsha and I am 35 years old. I am a single mother as well. I got sick on November 22nd of 2006 the weekend of Thanksgiving. When I first got sick I was going through a divorce plus I was a full time student. working full time, being a single parent and trying to move. I was under alot of pressure . I wasn't feeling well , I was running a high fever plus I got a few blisters under my arm. And then the blisters moved to my foot. It got so bad I couldn't hardly walk on it.I went to the hospital they told me I had some form of staff infection and gave me antibiotics. I took the antibiotics for a few days and then I had an allergic reaction to the medicine. I broke out in a rash . I had laid down because I wasn't feeling well but then my face went numb and I lost all of my taste buds. I thought that I had a stroke. I really didn't know what was going on. So my mom took me to the doctor they said there was nothing wrong with me and sent me on my way. I went home very upset because I new something wasn't right. Well then the next day I woke up a different person. I could no longer get up and down by myself. I couldn't no longer bathe myself. I was no longer the independent person that I had always been. Now I had become very dependent on my mother. She had to do everything for me. So she took me to the hospitals in midland and odessa none of them would do anything for me. They kept telling her there was nothing medically wrong with me. I didn't have insurance or money so I was a nobody. One doctor told her I was depressed. So I was taken to mhmr and they said it was not mental. Which I already new that it wasn't. I have horriable stabbing pains everywhere. I have burning all over my body. Plus dealing with the numbness.I had to cut my long hair very short because I could no longer take care of it. Well about five months passed my mom took care of me by herself. Not knowing what was wrong with me. I finally got on medicaid and they started running test on me. And that is how I found out about guillian barre syndrome. I went through mri twice they did spinal tap on me. They did so many test. I got put on all kinds of medication. I went through passing out and seizures everytime I stood up.due to medication. I had 6 teeth break i think due to the medication as well. I have been in and out of the hospital a week at a time. Three times I have been hospitalized. I went from a wheelchair to a walker and then to a cane. Now I can walk without one but I am slower than a 80 year old. But atleast I am walking. But the pain is still so severe I can't stand it. But I am dealing with it. I have taken myself off of all the medication because I couldn't handle the side affects anymore. Now I am trying to work 2 days a week just recently started. I am not going to lie it has been very hard and difficult. But I finally feel that I am recovering. I had to get out of this house is why I wanted to go back to work. I am still dealing with the pain but I am adapting I think. I can't handle no more than a couple of days a week. I know that I could not have made it without god. My daughter Charissa is seven years old right now. She has lifted me up in prayer everyday since I have gotten sick. She has helped my mom take care of me. My mom has had to do everything for me. I was so week I couldn't even talk on the phone. But there is a light like everyone says. If anyone has any ideals about pain let me know.
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