Thursday, July 22, 2010

Out On The Town

Yesterday was a CRAZY day!

I had a Dr. appointment in I.F. so I convinced my husband and my Mom to take me to the hospital to visit some friends.  It was SO good to see everyone!  I really feel I have so many good relationships with the nurses and therapists there.  It is really is like a big family reunion to me.  It's such a good feeling to go there and know they are rooting for my recovery!  I love that I can banter and laugh and have meaningful conversations with them.  After an hour there we loaded up again and headed of to the Dr.

We went to visit the neurologist.  Dr. Garland has seen me since the day I was admitted with GBS.  He really is such a great Dr. and he is always telling me I should write a book.  I was a little hesitant to go see him.  I was sure we would go through all the effort of going up there just to hear "Yep it's still GBS ... keep doing therapy".  Although that is pretty much what he said we did get some good news.  I have reflexes again!  Reflexes are a great sign because it means I have healed enough to get them back!  We also talked about plasmaferesis.  It is another possible treatment that may speed up my recovery.  Overall it was a good visit.   


Kyle and Tiffany said...

More good news! I love it! Keep the good news coming. I'm glad you were able to visit some friends at the hospital. You're not kidding when you say there are A LOT of people rooting for your recovery. You're just one of those people that is really easy to love. :)

Jenn said...

Hey Steph, I'm really sorry Dennis and I haven't been in touch with you guys in such a long time, I've been thinking about you a lot lately and then Kelly showed up to talk to Dennis at the Depot the other day. I wanted to let you know you're in my prayers. I have a friend named Andrea Milner and she had the same exact thing happen as what you've got going on. She was paralyzed for over a year, but I saw her less than six months ago and you'd never know she'd had any problems at all! It is amazing. Anyway, just wanted to give you some hope for it, if you want her number send me a message or email and I'll get it for you so you two could talk or email or something, I'm sure it helps to have people who know exactly what you're going through. She is a nurse and has two kids. I know it was really hard, but like I said, full recovery. I hope we can come see you guys soon. Take care!