An iconic image of Guillain Barre Syndrome is World War II-era President Franklin Delano Roosevelt - whose courage and leadership in the face of debilitating illness was an inspiration at a time humanity needed it most. (Source: GBS Support Group, Famous People with GBS)
My Encounter with Guillain Barre Syndrome So when I suggest feeling lucky to have contracted GBS I wish to provide perspective. (I especially don’t want to appear insensitive to the suffering of others likewise affected by this condition):
Getting LUCKY In 1996 it was not obvious I would ever describe my encounter with GBS as “lucky”. Nineteen years later I clearly see how GBS fits into an acronym for the word LUCKY: Life Unveiling Consciousness and Knowledge (for) You.
Indeed GBS happened “FOR” rather than “to” me:
The Elephant in the Room This anxiety was my elephant in the room for 56+ years. Since it had always been there I thought it normal - until I started to experience life without (or at least much less of) it. This anxiety had fed:
In truth the major reason I feel lucky to have had GBS is, I believe Guillain Barre Syndrome was my body’s way of saving me from the massive (emotionally-driven) heart attack that would have killed me. I base this view on the insights of 5 independent energy healers each of whom described the equivalent of an emotionally-damaged heart (my physiological performance in stress tests was WAY above healthy norms for my age category). And to go back to the pharmaceutical industry, and in all due respect to western medicine, no amount of anti-depressants could have fixed this – any more than any amount of running or alcohol could! I KNOW: I tried them all!
MISSING DOG There’s a wonderful joke about a Missing Dog: one eye, 3 legs, deaf in one ear, broken tail – answers to the name Lucky! When I add up high-anxiety, adolescent alcoholism, panic attacks, depression, OCD, and (ultimately) Guillain Barre I feel a touch like that missing dog.
The good news is these experiences helped place me “right here, right now” with peace and confidence: I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. Most importantly I know God put me here in this time and space with the benefit of the consciousness and knowledge gained from these experiences. It’s HIS plan! That’s enough!
And without Guillain Barre Syndrome I wouldn’t be here!
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