Does anyone feel like your legs are not strong enough that you feel you're going to fall??
Crazy! Look how many members feel leg weakness! Tell me this disease doesn't have a neurological component! Researchers should be silently browsing sites like this one to get valuable info. SMH
My family didn't want me to have a walker. I finally went out and bought it myself and it's come in handy on several locations. I don't use it when I don't need it but it's there when I do needed. Best investment I've made
I use a cane, walker and a wheelchair. The first time I had to use a wheelchair I cried. I was embarrassed and I felt like I had given up. But going through the store I realized I wasn't hurting as bad as i would have if i was walking and I was enjoying myself. I love my wheelchair now. I can go places and have a little bit of fun
I fell again yesterday and ended up with a head wound and had to go to A&E to have sutures and glue. I have been to the falls clinic,had a brain scan and they found nothing,am wait for a physio appt. Having joined this group I realise that fibro is the cause and there is nothing they can do to stop me falling, my husband is threatening to wrap me up in bubble wrap. I can't stop going out or this dreadful disease will have won, I will fight hard to keep my independence . Thanks everyone for their support, knowing I am not alone is a great help x
My knees and legs are so much weaker then they have ever been, I use to have strong legs but now when I walk down stairs even if it's just one step I have to be very careful and hope there is something to hold onto. I have fallen three times with just one step. I can't kneel down so I have to bend at the waist to look for something on a low shelf and when I do go to the grocery store I have to use the support of the cart to help me to walk. I cant' walk far and by the time I'm getting out of the store I am dragging my feel and legs. If you're home and outside walking sticks could help you if you don't want to use a cane. I'm 52 and I just don't want to use a cane yet but I feel it's not far off. Hugs
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