Remembering contracting Guillain-Barré syndrome.
I mentioned in a recent vlog that I succumbed to a very debilitating disease back in the late 1980’s.
In this podcast I talk about having contracted this illness back in the late 1980’s and my experience.
“Guillain-Barré (pronounced ghee-lan bar-ray) syndrome is a rare and serious condition of the peripheral nervous system. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks part of the nervous system.
The exact cause of Guillain-Barré is unknown. However, most people (around 60%) develop the condition shortly after having a viral or bacterial infection. It’s thought infection may trigger the immune system to attack nerve roots and peripheral nerves.”
You can find out more about Guillain-Barré syndrome HERE.