Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Books Related to Guillain Barre Syndrome: GBS

by Monica Roe
 Dane is an ass. A smart, gifted ass. Until Guillain-Barre paralyzes him completely, and though seventy-five percent of GB patients make a full recovery, doctors don’t know when—or if—he’ll regain the use of his body. About the Author: Monica Roe works as a traveling physical therapist. Originally from upstate New York, her work now takes her throughout the country, most recently to a small island hospital in southeast Alaska. This is her first novel.

Why didn't I die?
by Barbra Sonnen-Hernandez
 Being one of seven people in the world with a severe case of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a neurological disease that attacks the immune system causing temporary paralysis, Barbra takes you on her journey through this illness, facing the odds of losing her life but then having the spiritual strength to live and share this story with you. About the Author: Barbra Sonnen-Hernandez, wife, mother and business owner, was afflicted with Guillain-Barré Syndrome in 2008. She shares her story of having endured one of the most severe cases of this disease in the world. Her life today consists of being a motivational and inspirational speaker concerning her illness. Barbra lives in Round Rock, Texas, is married, and has two children.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (American Academy of Neurology)
by George Dr Parry & Joel Steinberg
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. Feelings of tingling and weakness increase in intensity until the muscles cannot be used at all and the patient is almost totally paralyzed. No one knows why Guillain-Barre strikes some people and not others, or what sets the disease in motion. What we do know is that GBS is now the most common cause of acute paralysis in Western countries since the virtual elimination of poliomyelitis with vaccination programs.

Blue Water, White Water
by Robert C. Samuels
Without self-pity, former New York City newspaperman and prize-winning magazine editor, Robert C. Samuels tells his own harrowing story of medical survival. He's filled it with tears, humor, love and triumph. "Audacious, brilliantly written, Blue Water, White Water, is a rare, first-person look at a world that is often closed to the average person.

Calming Guillain-Barré
by Nancy Mount
NANCY MOUNT, Ph. D. Natural Health, M. S. Chemistry, is a medical science writer researching breaking news in inflammatory diseases and conditions, antioxidants, anti-aging and longevity.

Guillain-Barre' Syndrome: My Worst Nightmare
by Byron Comp
 How does it feel to be trapped inside a paralyzed body? How does one cope with the total loss of control of one's life? And how difficult is it to regain that control?

A First Step - Understanding Guillain-Barre Syndrome
by Brian S. Langton
Part one of A First Step - Understanding Guillain-Barré Syndrome is a true, blow-by-blow account of the Author's encounter, as a healthy Canadian businessman, with a rare and devastating disease, Guillain-Barré Syndrome (G.B.S. for short). It describes his seven-month long struggle for life in 'Intensive Care' after receiving a grim prognosis, and his subsequent dogged determination to overcome the effects of that disease.

Learning to Walk Again: How Guillain Barre Taught Me to Walk a Different Path
by Ann Brandt
Guillain Barre Syndrome is strange combination of symptoms that includes paralysis in varying degrees. It strikes men and women, young and old. Often the primary care physician has difficulty diagnosing a GBS patient. After the symptoms have peaked and recovery has begun, patients expect to regain their old routines.However, many find their lives have changed in some way. A quest for information and a need to be connected with other GBS patients led Ann Brandt to walk a different path, away from community college teaching and toward writing and liaison work with other GBS patients. Patients need to feel connected with others. They are hungry for information about others experiences with the disease. Read how a sense of humor, faith in God, and a stubborn nature can work in recovery.

Up from the Abyss: A journey of personal redemption from the ravages of Guillain-Barrè syndrome
by Italo Savella
I assure you, though, there is nothing trite about coming down with Guillain-Barrè syndrome. For the person hit by it, it’s war and revolution wrapped in one: A catastrophe, an upheaval, a devastating blow. But also an invaluable experience and a possibility for renewal.

Battling Guillain Barre Syndrome / Acute Relapsing CIDP
by Michael Joseph Kiser
Autobiography - Michael J. Kiser had been living a healthy life with no restraints what so ever in his life, which was up until of May 2006, which at this time Michael J. Kiser's body decided to turn on it self. This is a true story that tells about Michael J. Kiser's own experience living with an Auto-Immune System Syndrome called, 'Guillain-Barre Syndrome / Acute Relapsing CIDP', (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy). What is this Auto-Immune GBS / Acute Relapsing CIDP? This Syndrome is a cause of the Auto-Immune System reversing on itself to the point of attacking your body as if it was a threat to you causing the nerves to be attacked to a point where the Myelin Sheath that protects the nerves to be eaten. Which this stops your nerves from sending signals back and forth from the brain to control your muscles and of the feelings of the things, which you touch, are lost.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome: My Journey Back
by Shari Ka
 It began with fatigued legs and the slightest tingle at the tips of her fingers. Within days the tingling and weakness had spread throughout her body. Her chest ached. Her legs burned. Her arms felt weak. She didn't know it yet, but Shari Ka was in for the fight of her life. Ka was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a rare disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. She was hospitalized, and, as her condition deteriorated, she was placed on a respirator to allow her to breathe. GBS sapped the strength from her body. Paralysis crept in, and soon she couldn't swallow or even smile. The race was on to save her life. Shari Ka shares her inspirational story in Guillain-Barre Syndrome: My Journey Back.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Through the Eyes of a Mother
by Guylaine Barber
Guillain-Barré Syndrome is the true life story of a mother's journey as her young daughter faced GBS.

Guillain-barre Syndrome: Pathological, Clinical And Therapeutical Aspects
by Silvia Iannello
The Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) or Landry-Guillain-Barre-Strohl syndrome, also known as post-infectious polyneuropathy or acute idiopathic polyneuritis, is an acute acquired, frequently severe, monophasic autoimmune illness of the peripheral nervous system (PNS). GBS manifests itself with the clinical picture characterised by gait disturbance, pain, weakness, rapidly ascending symmetric flaccid muscle paralysis, areflexia with distal predominance (involving lower motor neuron), sensory disturbance, variable autonomic involvement, and increased cerebrospinal fluid protein without pleocytosis . Although GBS had previously been viewed as a unitary disorder with variations, it is today considered as a group of syndromes with several distinctive variants or subtypes. The aim of this book is to describe and discuss this disease that is not exactly rare but is almost the only inflammatory polyneuropathy and the most frequent cause of acute flaccid paralysis in general medical practice.

No Time for Tears: Transforming Tragedy into Triumph
by Dorris R. Wilcox
Combining aggressive self-education, massive doses of positive thinking, a barrage of nutritional supplements and unshakable faith in Gods healing power, Dorris Wilcox achieved against the odds 95% recovery from Guillain Barr Syndrome, a potentially lethal neurological disorder. She gives sufferers from all debilitating afflictions the tools to acquire and maintain the positive mindset they need to triumph over their own adversity. Also included is an extremely helpful, comprehensive appendix of sources for additional information on Guillain Barr Syndrome.

The Darkness Is Not Dark: Overcoming Guillain-Barre Syndrome
by Regina R Roth
A wife's diary of steadfast love, lighthearted hope, and abiding faith through the duration of her husband's debilitating disease. Regina prays this book will inspire others stricken with neuromuscular disorders.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome: 5 Years Later
by Brian S. Langton, Sarah Ondrich, Patrick Hill
This book is about three people from different walks of life, each of whom survived a life-changing episode of Guillain-Barré Syndrome. It is three dramatic stories in one.

Going Full Circle : My Fight Against Guillain Barre Syndrome
by Phillip Taylor
Guillain Barre syndrome is an horrific and very frightening illness, basically this illness takes away all of your bodily functions, to the level where you cannot do anything for yourself (even breathe), and you truly believe you might die, unfortunately some do. The one characteristic of Guillain Barre syndrome is that it in no way affects the function of your brain, to be fully aware of what is going on around you yet be unable to move or even speak is mind-glowingly awful. It was because of the retention of all his mental faculties that the author was able to chronicle all the suffering in accurate detail. This level of lucidity and accuracy makes this book a compelling read for anyone, even those without the illness, as a "human interest" tale of the biggest battle this author ever had to face. Of course this book will be of use to fellow sufferers and their families, but it is aimed at the wider audience as well.

My Wake-up Call - A Survivor of Guillain-Barre Syndrome
by Jerry Jacobson
In November of 1998, Jerry found his blood pressure was abnormally high. One day later, with Dora Lou - his wife of almost 40 years - at his side, Jerry was diagnosed with the debilitating neurological illness, Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). Within two weeks, Jerry was paralyzed, spending the next 276 days on a respirator. Several times the family was called together because Jerry was not expected to live through the night. The doctors explained that if Jerry did live, he would be a respirator-dependent quadriplegic the rest of his life. Trapped in his body, Jerry's mind continued to work, searching for answers. In a prayerful moment, Jerry felt a calm he had never felt before. He knew that, no matter what GBS sent to him, he would be able to bear it. With that in mind, when the doctors offered to ease his suffering by turning off the respirator, Jerry refused. This is Jerry's story of spending over 15 months in the hospital and making, over the following ten years, a ''miraculous'' recovery.

Guillain-Barré Syndrome: Everything You Need to Know About the Disorder including Signs and Symptoms, Causes, Management and more
by Gaby Alez
Paperback: 188 pages; Publisher: Webster's Digital Services (February 28, 2012)

by Hatrick
 Desperate to help his older brother Will who has become paralyzed by a rare disease, Pete uses tribal animal masks to communicate with Will, allowing him to escape his useless body and embark on a series of strange and powerful dream journeys. The two brothers in this novel are opposites. Will is athletic, cocky, and popular; Pete is shy, withdrawn, and intense. All of this changes when Will begins suffering from weakness and paralysis. He is diagnosed with having Guillain-Barre syndrome and becomes steadily worse, a prisoner in his own body. In desperation, Pete decides to resurrect a childhood game in which the boys used their father's collection of masks to become the animals represented. What Pete does not remember is that the game was forbidden when it became all too real and their parents found the boys locked in mortal combat as the Lion and Hyena...

You Can Cope with Peripheral Neuropathy: 365 Tips for Living a Full Life
by Mims Cushing & Norman Latov
Peripheral neuropathy has reached epidemic proportions in recent years. This condition has numerous causes, but can be associated with diseases such as HIV, alcoholism, diabetes, and lupus and may result from medical treatments such as chemotherapy. Symptoms include pain, numbness, loss of balance, and tingling or burning in the extremities. Although widespread, neuropathy is not well understood, and finding reliable information about it can be difficult. Written by a leading doctor in the field and a patient-expert, You Can Cope with Peripheral Neuropathy: 365 Tips for Living a Full Life covers such diverse topics as what to ask at doctor appointments, how to make the house easier to navigate, where to find a support group, how to use vitamins and herbs for treatment, ways to travel safe, and more. The information in this practical book is aimed at both the millions of people afflicted with neuropathy and the families, caregivers, and health-care providers who share the trauma of this debilitating disease.

Bed Number Ten
by Mary Zimmeth Schomaker
A patient's personal view of long term care. Seen through the eyes of a patient totally paralyzed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, this moving book takes you through the psychological and physical pain of an eleven month hospital stay. BED NUMBER TEN reads like a compelling novel, but is entirely factual.

Solomon's Porch: The Story of Ben and Rose
by Jane Riley
Guillain-Barre' syndrome is more than a disease: it is a disaster. SOLOMON'S PORCH, THE STORY OF BEN AND ROSE, is the intimate fictional account of one family's struggle with an ailment that left Ben Windham paralyzed and his relationships with people changed.

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