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Cahn: My six weeks in a wheelchair
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I read a fairly horrifying account of a man who, back in February 1979, found himself paralyzed over the course of just a few days. Thankfully, his condition was temporary, but it took Ralph Neas -- who wrote a first-person account in the Washington Post on Jan. 11 -- nearly two years to fully recover. Neas had contracted Guillain-Barré Syndrome, or GBS, an autoimmune disorder which can, rarely, lead to total paralysis.