Health scares are never easy, but Bachelorette‘s J.P. Rosenbaum is doing his best after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome. The 42-year-old took to Instagram on Sunday, December 8, to share the unfortunate news, and with the help of his supportive wife, Ashley Hebert, he’s getting through it.
“So, Guillain-Barré syndrome … Very surreal and humbling and crazy,” he began explaining on his Insta Story. “Things you do every day, like picking up this phone, or buttoning buttons, tying shoelaces, putting on deodorant, just can’t do it. Picking up my kids, can’t do it. Wiping your ass, maybe TMI, but might have Ashley assist on the next one. Can’t really believe it.”
He continued, “The next steps are figuring out if I’ve plateaued, which I think I have [based] on my symptoms. I’m definitely staying another night in the hospital. We’ll see if it’s another two nights or three nights. I don’t know yet, but I know there is a lot of physical therapy … I’ve been feeling the same as I have all day, which I think is a good sign from what I’ve been told.”
Despite not feeling his best, J.P. seems right on track. “Hopefully, I’m on the road to recovery. I’ve heard from a lot of people and I know that things could get a lot worse, knock on wood, hopefully that is not the case for me.” He then revealed that luckily, doctors were able to diagnose him early on and start treatment right away.
According to Mayo Clinic, “Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerves. Weakness and tingling in your extremities are usually the first symptoms. These sensations can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing your whole body.”
Ashely took to her own Insta Story to share more about her husband’s medical condition. “J.P. was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome yesterday,” she posted on the same day. “He is in treatment and doing well. It may be a long road to full recovery, but we are so grateful to everyone that has helped us get to a speedy diagnosis and treatment.”
We wish them the very best.