Last reply 2 months ago
Walking and FES

Went for a walk with wife and daughter yesterday and even with a “Foot-up” I struggled. Today I got measured for a “FES” and as there is no funding in my area (damn postcode lottery) I got a loan of one to see if it works over 2 weeks then it is £700 I will need to shell out! If it works it will be worth it so lets see.

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grandma
2 months ago

Hi @watsoncraig having to paymyself but only about 1/2 of what you’ve got to fork out. Got to have a verucca dealt with. People with ms shouldn’t pay at all for chiropody services, but the NHS does not deal with veruccas in any way shape or form. My gp has tried, as has my ms nurse, my consultant, everyone, all to no avail. I have trouble walking as it is, doubly difficult with one of the devils just in the wrong place. Going to physiotherapy to aid balance, but all is no good when in pain so I’ve decided, after 6 months of hell, to pay for it. I live on benefits so have to borrow the money, will take me a year to pay it back (with interest) Aren’t our government great!👹😜


stumbler
2 months ago

@watsoncraig , I’d let your local MP know about this and get their comments.


watsoncraig
2 months ago

aaaarrggghhhh It works but is most uncomfortable


highlander
2 months ago

@watsoncraig
My physio told me it won’t work for me….how bad is your foot drop?
I can still sort of walk with an orthotic foot/ankle thing.
Just wondering how bad do you have to be before it’s a no.
Cheers


watsoncraig
2 months ago

Hi, it’s not bad until I have done about ½ a K then its bad. My poor shoes toes can testify to that. The Physio said that the earlier you get one the better and I have seen some folk who can barely walk with one so I don’t know.


highlander
2 months ago

@watsoncraig
Thanks
Hope it works out for you.


vixen
2 months ago

@watsoncraig. My sister uses one effectively that cost almost five grand to sort out, what with appointments and so on. She found it really tough but persevered and it’s worth it. Good luck!

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