... Cambridge. Anyone like me? Poliomyelitis now, encephalitis then.
Yes... I may be just like you. I was the first recorded case in San Antonio in July 2012. I contracted neuroinvasive WNV. Spent 9 weeks in ICU at Brooke Army Medical Center on a ventilator fighting for my life. Then another two months in a rehabilitation hospital. At first I could not move my arms or legs. Now 18 months after contracting WNV I have the use of my arms and partial use of my right leg. My left leg has developed some muscle fire, but is still mostly useless. I am confined to a wheelchair. I have had some progress with a walker. I have been able to shuffle 183ft without assistance. Physical therapy and hard work have done wonders. I have exceeded the expectations given to me by my doctor in the rehab hospital who told me I would never get back anything in my legs. So, I don't take medical opinions too seriously. I have yet to meet anyone who has even been close to having the amount of damage I have suffered due to WNV. I hope this helps. My name is Edwin Patterson and I am 48 years old. Hello. :)
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