I am so sorry!! That is rough. Yes you can have that heavy, weak feeling without being numb. I have that a lot in my left leg. It is not too fun.
Ok, here is your technology lesson (please know that I am a techno-dummy)
Step one - click on your user name (nursekatb) on that side bar to the left. Step two - click on the words "control panel" in the blue bar just above there to the left ish. Step three - click on "edit profile" in the light blue bar. Step four - scroll down until you see signature on the left. Type what you want in the box. Hit submit and you are set!!!
Good luck!! You can do it!
Love and prayers,
I am sorry you are going through this. I too have the heavy awkward legs. Feel like I could trip over myself.
I got a folding (I think they call it traveling) cane at Walmart. It has elastic inside, so it can be pulled into four pieces and folded. Great for traveling. My girls are the first ones to reach for my cane when I need it. They sense it first and want me safe.
I’m sorry you’ve been having a hard time…the leg heaviness can be really uncomfortable. I don’t have ms, I have cis (one “ms” attack) but I do have a lot of that nasty heaviness and weakness. Mine is one of my symptoms of fatigue, and it definitely can be very draining. I can go from walking okay to struggling, and it’s just the fatigue kicking in. The only two things I’ve found that help are rest, and also the fatigue med, provigil. I’ve just recently started taking provigil and it’s not without side effects, but I do find that it’s helping me some with the “concrete limbs.”
I hope your first injection goes well on Friday! Hang in there, and let us know how you do.
Edited to add: when I was having a lot of problems with weakness in my left ankle/foot, I found that wearing somewhat loose but slightly stiff leather boots gave me a bit of support and improved my stability.
Post Edited (Sunnycitrus) : 4/23/2008 4:05:14 PM (GMT-6)
Have you had a talk about your condition with your daughter? Does not sound like it. You know, I think MS society has brocures about talking to your children about your (our) disease.
Taking a walker to the Zoo? I am tired just thinking about it.
You know, it is a whole new world in that respect. Don't you see electric carts available for use in big supermarkets? Maybe call zoo to what they might have, help. I'll bet you would be surprised.
NOW GO ENJOY THE ZOO!!! What is your daughters favorie animal?
I might have given you more that you asked for here...but we were all pooped on by this MS thing. We deserve any aid we can get.
Right everyone? Happy in his electric wheelchair, John
Thanks John, I know the post was for Kathy but I'm also in the adjusting stage to realizing when a cane maybe necessary and how to accept a wheelchair at the theme parks... I'm only recently (FINALLY) dx'd but it's been coming on a long time... the whole unsteady on my feet probably drives me the craziest.
Alot of good encouragement here, from everyone,thanks!