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20yearsandcounting
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   Posted 9/21/2008 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, hello all.  I just got done making broccoli salad and I am soaked with sweat.  GROSS.  Anyway, I  was walking from the counter to the waste paper can (which is only 5 steps away from the counter.  My foot didn't lift and the bottom of my sneaker stuck to the tile.  Down I went.  I stayed down on the floor making sure I was alright.  I was, Thank God.  How am I suppose get around in a small area like my kitchen.  It is too small for a scooter but, I can't
carry anything with a walka roller.  Any BRIGHT> idea suggestions?  shocked  <I certainly am looking for some.  LOL, I'm still not tired of these little guys.  Some ppl just NEVER grow up. 

           
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Peg


Capa
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   Posted 9/21/2008 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear about your fall but I'm glad that you are okay!
 
 
 
I would also be interested to suggestions as I have had similar problems and similar falls. For some reason my feet don't always want to pick up when I would like them to! rolleyes

rhondab
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   Posted 9/21/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Peg

Wow...i'm glad u'r ok too! Have u talked to u'r doc about the foot drag?? He/she could prescribe some physical therapy to help u cope with this. There may be some walking methods u should be using to keep from falling. Please do talk to the doc if u haven't and let us know how u are doing. Take care friend.
rhonda
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 9/21/2008 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Peg,

Talk to your doctor.  You may want to have yourself checked for foot drop.  I hate to tell you this but many people go with a wheelchair for small places.  You need to be careful girl!!!!  I am so glad you were not hurt. 

There are several things they can do for foot drop.  There are braces that help and there is a new cool sort of electronic stimulator deal that is supposed to be really helpful.  Of course I have no idea what that is called.  I will try to find it online.


Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006

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Gretchen1
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   Posted 9/21/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok give this a look.  This is an electronic stimulator that activates the peronial nerve responsible for lifting your toe so you don't trip.  It is pretty interesting.  I hope this helps.
 
 
http://www.walkaide.com/functional_electrical_stimulation.html
Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006


20yearsandcounting
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   Posted 9/21/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
ok....I will talk to my Neurologist and also check the site out for information. Thanks all and you know I love Yas* all.
           
           Age is but a Figment of Our Imagination.
 
*~*Sometimes the Lord calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.*~* 
^^^^^^^^^^
Actually this is Rhonda's on her profile but, I just Love it.
 ^^^^^^^^^^
*Grins and Giggles*
;^)
 
Peg


20yearsandcounting
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 9/21/2008 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
and, Capa,,, take a look at that site as well. We need some information on this for sure. I'm 52 and I don't need any broken bones at this age.
           
           Age is but a Figment of Our Imagination.
 
*~*Sometimes the Lord calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.*~* 
^^^^^^^^^^
Actually this is Rhonda's on her profile but, I just Love it.
 ^^^^^^^^^^
*Grins and Giggles*
;^)
 
Peg


hockeymom96
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/12/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been having alot of the same problems with falling and foot drop(my foot will not lift up when I want it to)I also have to concentrate while walking and pay close attention to my left foot.I tell my doctors and they test my strength and tell me it is a little weeker then my right.They dont seem to understand it is when I am walking a distance that it starts to happen and it is very unpredictable.Now my job has told me I can no longer work there (someone witnessed me falling and they see me having problems getting around)and I am not sure what I am supposed to do now.Disability is hard to get and being that I am 36 and walking into the office they think I am crazy when I ask questions about it.I have been working at my dare care job for 10 years and did factory work before that.I have no computer skills or any other skills for a sit down job and am not sure what else I could do.I have asked my doctor about the devices that go around your ankle to help stimulate it,but he said thay costs thousands of dollars and insurance will not cover them and thay are not guarenteed work.I am not sure if anyone can help me but I could sure use some advise if anyone has any.I have been diagnosed with MS for 2 years and did not expect this to happen yet.

20yearsandcounting
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   Posted 11/13/2008 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Hockey Mom and how are you today?  I know where your at with the falling and ppl seeing.  I have been retired/disability going on 6 years.  I worked in an office doing a sit down job.  I had some falls at work and one as I was going to my car after work which I almost lost my two front teeth but, they were saved.  Thank God.  The last day I was at work I was driving into the city and I must have shut my eyes (I can't remember) for unknown reasons? or something and I opened my eyes to two lanes of traffic coming straight for me.  I swerved back into my lane in time.  I said "this is it" I'm done.  My Supervisor agreed with me.  Do you have Goodwill Industries in your state?  With the MS they gave me Word Processing course which was great in helping me get on to some things with computers.  You could probably check with your National Multiple Sclerosis Society is in your state.  They may have some suggestions. I wish I could be of more help to you.  Keep in touch with us.


 
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times He lets the storm rage and calms His child.*~* 
 
 

 

 


hockeymom96
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/15/2008 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I am not sure about any goodwill services or any other things they might have in my state.I am kind of new at this and the losing my job was very unexpected.I had a doctors appointment on Thursday the 6th and was told on Wednesday the 5th about no longer being able to work there anymore.I have gone to social security an unemployment.I have heard it is very hard to get disability since I am pretty young and they say there are alot f jobs out there that do not require alot of walking.I will keep looking and I will look into the NMSS in my state.There are also some groups that meet at my local hospital that might know what I am supposed to do.Thank you for your help and I wll also visit this sight often now that I found it.It has alot of helpful information and similar situations on it.Talk to you later.Hockeymom
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