Last reply 1 year ago
Walking and running out of options

Ever had that experience when trying to walk and your brain runs out of options and you fall even with a stick/walker – embarrassing whether is foot-drop or brain-fog. End up scared to go out due to the risk…

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stumbler
1 year ago

@mrratcatcher , unfortunately, we have to live within our ever-changing limitations.

However, we do need to keep utilising what we have. Do you have consultations with a physio, to prescribe exercises for yourself?


mmhhpp
1 year ago

Yes i do i can only walk little steps with my walker inside house.
When i got my mobiliy scooter which i use outside i was abosilutely liberated! I felt so free being able to go from A to B without a worry!!
The difficult times are the transition times, i remember spending 2 years struggling, a real nightmare, i did not want to give in to use a scooter. But when i finally did i felt so happy! I wish i would have done it earlier.
Take care xxx


mrratcatcher
1 year ago

I have attempted yoga, pilates, Hyperbaric oxygen, and exercise classes down at the SWMS centre with no improvement. With it being a 40 mile round trip it’s quite a challenge just getting there let alone getting from the car park to where you need to be! Even with a scooter to get from A to B still left with the problems of ‘right what next’


doubleo7hud
1 year ago

Steroids have helped me balance is still fecked but on me feet for now was thinking of getting knee pads so I can crawl be reet still fighting 🥊 I’m more bothered about going places with no toilet have to make sure there’s a bush at least used to know where every pub in West Yorkshire was now it’s ever spot or toilet you can piss in


avengr13
1 year ago

@mmhhp congrats on the fun scooter. I was so glad to get one and I love to use the ones available at the big grocery stores.
But if I do physical therapy twice a week it helps to make my legs stronger.I will get to the point in which I hate the scooter. I even can walk short distances with my cane.
@doubleo7hud. I have been there when I have fallen and wished I had a helmet and knee pads for crawling to my couch.
And bladder problems, I feel your pain and embarrassment. A catheter helped immensely but I could not tolerate the frequent bladder infections.


doubleo7hud
1 year ago

Don’t do embarrassed it’s just slightly inconvenient needing to wee On the regular. Don’t fancy shoving anything down me 🔔 just yet options there but choose to ignore it for now . I do find crawling to the pub is a new experience one to tick off the bucket list ✅ he he jobs a good en


itsallinmyhead
1 year ago

@mrrarcatcher
Well said and duly noted.
I’m in one of those transitional times at the moment. It’s really stupid how stubborn I can get.

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