A major setback for farmer Jan and his Rianne, who met at Farmer seeks wife† The farmer turns out to have Guillain-Barré syndrome, a muscle disease that can set up suddenly and is accompanied by paralysis, tingling and nerve pain.
Jan and Rianne met each other more than seven years ago via Farmer seeks wife† Last year they exchanged Texel for Denmark, where they now run a beautiful farm. Lately, however, things are going less well with the couple, Rianne says on Facebook a week ago. “It’s pretty hectic at the moment at our farm and at home,” she begins her message. ‘Rode? My dear Jan has been in hospital since last Tuesday. He has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré. Fortunately, we were there in time and Jan has already had a treatment with immunoglobin for 5 days. They can’t do more in terms of treatment. The body has to resolve it itself.’
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a disorder of the nerves outside the central nervous system: the motor nerves that run from the spinal cord to the muscles and the sensory nerves that go from the skin, joints and muscles to the spinal cord. People with the syndrome, which can be caused by a harmless cold, often suffer from muscle weakness, paralysis and sensory disturbances such as numbness and tingling. The severity of the disease varies from mild symptoms to temporary complete paralysis, which can also paralyze respiratory and facial muscles. Most patients recover.
I hope that Jan is well enough very soon that he can continue to rehabilitate at home, because being out of his own environment is just not for him
Rianne says that Jan was transferred to a rehabilitation center in Hobro after two days in hospital. ‘An hour’s drive from us. Here they go with physio and the like to help Jan regain his strength and movements. We just have no idea how long this will take. Hopefully not too long because I miss my dear husband, father and buddy very much here at home and on the farm’, writes Rianne. ‘In short, I hope that Jan is well enough very soon that he can continue to rehabilitate at home, because being out of his own environment is just not for him.’
Also listen to the AD Media Podcast:
Watch our Show & Entertainment videos below:
Free unlimited access to Showbytes? Which can!
Log in or create an account and never miss a thing from the stars.