mobility issues

My Experience with MS and Mobility Aids

Dan and Jennifer Digmann Health Guide November 22, 2011
  • It’s important to remember that two-thirds of people who have MS remain able to walk, though many will need an aid. With that in mind, here is my story:   I kept asking myself, “Are you sure you’ve really accepted your MS?” My answer always was, “Well, of course I h...

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  • Vicki
    Health Guide
    Nov. 27, 2011

    I never thought about a cane being an rmbarrassing thing — much less than walking like a drunk, walking only as far as the wall goes, or downright falling down. Falling down, I guess, is fleeting because it is over when you get up.

     

    Maybe I was not embarrassed because I went into the Coach store and bought a couple of pretty canes, fashion accessories....

    RHMLucky777

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    I never thought about a cane being an rmbarrassing thing — much less than walking like a drunk, walking only as far as the wall goes, or downright falling down. Falling down, I guess, is fleeting because it is over when you get up.

     

    Maybe I was not embarrassed because I went into the Coach store and bought a couple of pretty canes, fashion accessories.

     

    I think mobility (even with aids) is better than falling. I cannot tell you how long it took, but it wasn't too bad.

  • tellnhelen
    Nov. 22, 2011

    Hello

     

    I feel what you wrote too.  As my condition has beeen progressing, I realize that I had not really accepted my MS. Acknowledged it but not really accepted it...I'm fighting.  does acceptance mean you're giving up? giving in?  That's how it feels to me.

     

    I've gone from a cane to a walker, wheelchair, and scooter for distances...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hello

     

    I feel what you wrote too.  As my condition has beeen progressing, I realize that I had not really accepted my MS. Acknowledged it but not really accepted it...I'm fighting.  does acceptance mean you're giving up? giving in?  That's how it feels to me.

     

    I've gone from a cane to a walker, wheelchair, and scooter for distances longer than 50 feet.  It doesn't feel good.  I feel so sensitive to how others react to my condition. (ya know...well-meaning but....)  I continue to try to walk at least 50ft.  Some days good; some days not.  I am giving it what I have...it;s all that I can do.

     

    So, just know that you are not alone.  I feel the frustration too

    • Vicki
      Health Guide
      Nov. 27, 2011

      Hi tellnhelen,

      Here's my opinion - "Some days good; some days not.  I am giving it what I have...it;s all that I can do."

       

      That's acceptance.