Monday, November 13, 2017


I've recently suffered from Miller-Fisher syndrome. In short, my immune system attacked my nervous system. The medication I received at the hospital stopped the progression of the disease. Now my body has to recover on its own. bit by bit.

It has affected my sight, arms and legs. Let's say that the latency of my nerves is a bit too high at the moment. I'm much better thanks to the medication. I can walk again, even though my equilibrium is not very good. My brain has to work extra to compensate the lack of information it receives, so walking and/or standing for a while makes me exhausted. I'm walking everyday and with physiotherapy sessions this will improve soon. What will take longer is recovering my sight because the nerves that control eye movement are more precise. I was told it'll take between 4 and 6 months to see well again. At the moment I see double and a bit fuzzy.

To avoid seeing double I'm using eyepatches that I alternate so I use each eye half of the day. I'm starting to read, write and/or draw 20' with each eye everyday to practice. It's also a bit tiring but I'm improving day by day.

If everything goes well with the physiotherapy sessions, I hope to be able to work 4 hours a day by January. Let's see.

I'd like to thank my family for their support, especially María, who was by my side through the worst of it, and my parents, who have moved to Barcelona to live with us while I recover. I'd also like to thank all my friends and colleagues for visiting me and for their messages of support. Finally, I'd like to thank the professionals of the CAP Les Corts and the Hospital Clínic for healing and taking care of me so well. We really appreciate it. I'm very happy and proud that we have a public health system in our country. Let's protect it.