Ups and downs are not so easy

When we arrived in Nepal, I began having difficulty going up and down stairs. I figured I was a little fatigued and just needed some rest. When I awoke yesterday, I was a little surprised to discover that my lower legs were extremely weak and I was having trouble moving my feet. I could not put on my shoes or walk without a foot drop.

Later on in the day, I gave-up trying to be my own doctor and visited a local clinic. The medical director was unsure of the cause of my problem and scheduled me an appointment with a specialist. Today, I saw Dr. Agarwal, a neurologist. He was unsure of the etiology but thought I may have an atypical variant of Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS). I had a gastrointestinal disorder 10 days ago that may have lead to the disease.

It has now been greater than 36 hours since I have had any progression of symptoms, so I am feeling fairly hopeful that I will make a recovery soon.

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4 Responses to “Ups and downs are not so easy”

  1. Francisco Acosta Says:

    Thats scary! Take care of youself buddy!

  2. Sangita Trivedi Says:

    Can you fly back at the earliest to US?

  3. drjay Says:

    take care of yourself first…

  4. Alison Says:

    goodness Chris, I hope you are ok. Let us know. I’ve been following your travels. Nirali has been doing “magic” tricks since you left.

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