Brian S. Langton was born in Derbyshire, England in 1928. He was educated at the West Bridgford Grammar School, Nottingham. After two years of service in the British Army he embarked on an accounting career, which in 1970, following three years in Canada, led to a position as group finance director, in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Seven years later, seeking new challenges, he emigrated for the second time to the "Blue Sky country" Alberta, Canada with his wife and three daughters. In Calgary, Brian found his niche with a successful oilfield service company and was eventually appointed international sales manager. After setting up an offshore subsidiary in Cyprus, he also became a director of that company. It was in June, 1998, when he met with a catastrophic life-threatening illness, Guillain-Barre Syndrome. His first book, A First Step Understanding Guillain-Barre Syndrome, described his battle for survival against a severe, acute, chronic, axonal form of that rare disease and his subsequent determination to return to as normal a life as possible. His story, which was written by the "one finger" typing method, pressing one computer keyboard key at a time, should be an inspiration to others. Apart from Parts 3 and 4, this new book, Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Five Years Later, has again been written using the same method - one finger typing!