The woman told her horrible vacation after being paralyzed and blinded after a five-day vacation in Mexico.
Mary Catherine Derin was born with excess fluid in the brain, hydrocephalus, and had a shant as a child to reduce pressure.
More than four decades later, Mrs. Derin noticed that her hands and feet were weakened when she celebrated her wedding day with her spouse Tony (48) in Mexico.
Now 46-year-old has rejected symptoms like dehydration or the onset of flu. But for a few hours she was completely paralyzed from her waist down.
After returning home to Maryland, Mrs Derin was finally diagnosed with Guillain-Barré's syndrome (GBS), which occurs when the immune system attacks the nerve tissue.
Incidentally, the former fitness trainer has developed a mutilated view that is considered completely independent of its GBS.
The shant she wore did not work as a newborn, exerting pressure on her vision nerve. The temptation made Mrs Derin "legally blind" and she can only walk with a stick.
As for the temptation, Mrs Derin said, "My disorders and Guillain-Barré's syndrome were assumed to be completely independent and only occurred at the same time."
"Doctors said it was an incredibly rare situation."
When Mrs. Derin was five years old, the doctors believed that her hydrocephalus had grown and she did not need her shantytown yet but had not been removed.
"I was born with a hydrocephalus and I had a shrimp when I had 28 days," she said. "Shunt blew out excess liquid from my brain."
Life lasted more than 40 years before Mrs. Derin suddenly gained weakness in her limbs in May 2017 in Mexico.
"In the morning after we arrived, I noticed weakness in my hands and gradually lost my feeling in my legs," she said. – I could not walk tonight.
We thought we'd get a flu [but]Finally, we went to the on-site doctors.
"He thought I was dehydrated and he gave me an infusion solution." When that did not help, we knew something was wrong. "
Soon, Mrs. Derin suffers from a "blurred vision", which also attributes flu.
"I would only have moments when things become black and then clouds," she said.
Mrs. Derin flew home, but she needed "full support for everything".
"During five days I could not walk, but I was completely paralyzed from the waist down," she said.
"When we got home, we went to the emergency room, and after we were eight o'clock there, they received me."
"They had a lumbar puncture and then realized that I had Guillain-Barré syndrome."
The doctors immediately started treating GBS Mrs. Derin with IVIG.
This treatment consists of donated blood containing healthy proteins that control the pathogens. They prevent nerve damage to harmful antibodies.
But the doctors were astonished, which caused Mrs Derin's blurred vision.
"After a few weeks I moved to a new hospital in early June," she said.
"Within a day, when I was admitted to a new hospital, I was completely blind.
"The neurosurgeon discovered that my shampoo, which no longer feels necessary, is still needed and that it has been defective for some time.
"It caused pressure on the optic nerves, killing them and leading to loss of vision."
Mrs Derin was sent to an emergency operation where her shant was replaced.
"They hoped the pressure would slowly leap and my vision would come back in time," she said.
The operation helped reduce the discomfort in Mrs Derin's neck but did nothing to improve her vision.
"Although I was painless, I was still blind and could not use my legs," she said.
Ms. Derin spent three months at the hospital where she regularly physiotherapy to learn to walk again.
"When I was released, I could use a short walker, but when we left, I still needed a trolley because I got tired very quickly," she said.
"However, within a month of my return, I managed to return home with a stick."
Half a year later, Mrs. Derin returned her vision, but her vision was still distorted.
He also could not distinguish between different colors and all he saw was just a dimmed brown color.
More than two years after the incident, her health is not much better.
"I am now legally blind and very weak in terms of poor mobility," said Mrs Derin.
"I had to change a lot of what I did before, as it is because of my blindness, I can not drive anymore." Sometimes I just have to do things differently. "
Ms. Derin also had to give up her career as a fitness trainer.
"It was very difficult to adapt to the loss of so much power and the lack of mobility I had before," she said.
"However, I am very grateful that I have regained a small amount of vision and now I can walk again, bearing in mind that I was completely blind and paralyzed in the hip hose."
Mrs Derin says to encourage others who are in a tough situation to stay strong.
"Life does not offer any obstructions, but the forbidding," she said. "It all depends on how you look at something – it could always be worse."
More information can be found on the Instagram page and Mrs. Derin's blog.