Polyneuropathy -My Illness

What is Polyneuropathy?  

Here is the official definition & pronunciation. Polyneuropathy (poly- + neuro- + -pathy) is damage or disease affecting peripheral nerves (peripheral neuropathy) in roughly the same areas on both sides of the body, featuring weakness, numbness, and burning pain.

It usually begins in the hands and feet and may progress to the arms and legs and sometimes to other parts of the body where it may affect the autonomic nervous system.

 It may be acute or chronic. 

A number of different disorders may cause polyneuropathy, including diabetes and some types of Guillain–Barré syndrome.

In late 2016 I was diagnosed with this illness. In 2012 I was on a small scooter and hit from behind by a pick-up truck. Since then I’ve had several surgeries.  I got back the use of my left arm (my dominant hand) and learned to walk again. Personally my L4 & L5 disc.s are part of my issues but more than that the nerve damage is my main issue.

It is so strange to not have control of my legs and sometimes my arms & hands; HOWEVER

I’ve been forced to give attention & focus to everything I do. So writing, reading, sharing time with others means so much more to me now because of the effort I have to put forth to do even the li’l things.

Thank you for reading.

In Christ, beetle

Informative video using a pretty good metephore: 


If you are interested in a short personal video & post I’ve made a page in my blog menu that also gives the links to more detailed journaling (blog post) regarding my health & how it has been a mode of transportation in my journey. Go to the page HEALTH -A Mode Of Transportation. 👈click here of type:


in your search bar.

Another good post about understanding disability is: Honey Spoons and Tea (https://wp.me/p6Exj2-3En).

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