Author Archives: hollygerlach

Tips for families of those recently diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome. 

I receive so many emails from concerned family members of people that have been diagnosed with GBS, pleading for me to give them advice on how to deal with this. I experienced firsthand what their family has gone through; my … Continue reading

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It’s GBS Awareness Month!

This month is an important one to me, as I always try to bring awareness to the disease that nearly took my life 6 years ago after the birth of my daughter. Guillain Barre syndrome is a rare disease that … Continue reading

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Happily Ever After, apart.

A year ago today my divorce was finalized, and I couldn’t be happier with how far we have come the last couple years. Our separation was far from easy, but I am very proud of the relationship that we have … Continue reading

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“Flaws are just a unique piece of our history”

  “In Japan, broken objects are often repaired with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the objects history, which adds to its beauty. CONSIDER THIS when you feel broken” SUCH a beautiful quote!! I found this … Continue reading

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The Aftermath

My residuals from GBS and how they affect my life It’s been 5 years since my life changing experience with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Given the severity of my case (only about 30% of GBS patients end up on a ventilator), I’m … Continue reading

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What is CIDP?

CIDP is an illness that is often compared to Guillain-Barre, and is a term that you may have heard me use from time to time. I myself had never heard of it, until I started attending GBS conferences and found … Continue reading

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What is Guillain-Barre syndrome?

*Updated version* I hear that all the time. People will ask me how I got the scar on my neck, or will say they heard that I had a rare disease, and ask what I had. When I tell them … Continue reading

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