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.