Paralyzed Without Warning

A Couple’s Journey Back from Guillain-Barré Syndrome

by Suzan Jennings & John Jennings



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/11/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781466966475
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781466969704
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781466966468

About the Book

When the indomitable Suzan tumbled to the ground, so did her world—a world of endless high-paced activities as a hotel sales executive. The struggle through terrible times became their shared, heartrending story. It tells us much about love triumphing over adversity, aided and abetted by medical magicians. Although they had never heard of Guillain-Barré syndrome until it struck like wicked lightning, this book follows their journey to make as complete recovery as possible. Through Suzan and John’s words of candor and humor, readers become conversant with this little-known, uncaring, and improbable disease.
This book is about unlikely survival, the revitalization of life for two people, and their sharing hard-won knowledge to ease the journey of others. It shows that even with daunting odds against recovery, it is possible to recover to inspire others facing this terrible disease.

About the Author

Suzan and John Jennings experienced and dealt with a sudden onset of Guillain-Barré syndrome in 2008. Within six days, Suzan went from a tingle in her face to total paralysis from the neck down. She became an expert on the disease, its challenges, and how to work toward recovery. Suzan and John have been married for 13 years, retired from successful careers and now live in Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada and enjoy life with their SPCA Rescue dog Lady. Suzan continues to be an Advocacy Champion and dreams of a world that is barrier free for all. John (Mr. ChooChooTrain) is enjoying life in the slow-track, for now.