In April of 2009, I was admitted to the ICU with a diagnosis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. I spent the next 4 months in hospital dealing with the disease. Some of this time was captured on video. My wife (who was my pillar of strength throughout this difficult time) created this video to commemorate the 1 year anniversary of my admission date.
Update: What I failed to mention is the unparalleled level of care and compassion I received from the ICU staff during my hospital stay. I am happy, honored and proud to announce they have won an award from the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses based on a submission of my story. Their winning entry can be seen at http://www.caccn.ca/en/join/nursing_week_2010.html. My family will be forever grateful to them.
Please visit another inspirational story at vimeo.com/15179672.
Update #2(March 2011): A beautiful young woman has been struck down with GBS. Her name is Holly, and her newborn baby girl, Casey, was only about 3 weeks old when she was admitted. Thankfully, she is in the same hospital (in fact the same room even) as I was, and I know she is receiving the best care she could get. I can see great inner strength in her eyes, and know she will be fighting, tooth and nail, to get back to her baby, her terrific husband, James, and the rest of her wonderfully supportive family and friends. Please lend your prayers for a speedy and complete recovery for Holly.