I'm sorry to hear that your daughter at only 17 is already in a wheelchair. It must be tough to accept at that age. Does she have your basic type hospital chair or is it a custom chair? There is a wonderful magazine out there for those of us in chair called New Mobility. It covers all types of subjects and products and helps you realize that there are a lot of people out there just like you. It always has the latest products to make life easier or more fun. You can go on line and check out some issues.
My fibro probably does have something to do with my needing a chair, but I also have osteoporsis and osteoarthritis. I am 55, but when I was 27 i had a bad accident at the roller skating rink and damaged my right knee very badly. I've had 2 surgeries on it, but the ortho said the main problem is that my knee joints don't fit together the way they should and so I fall alot.
My last MRI was probably about a yr. ago, I don't know how many I've had, too many to count. I even had, I think it's called an EEG, where they hook all those things to your scalp. I even had to fall asleep during the test to see what would happen. All the tests showed nothing significant, and yet I still have the absence seizures. Sometimes I know when I've had one but most of the time I don't. Sometimes my husband will tell me, because he has walked into the room and found me sitting there, maybe with my arm up because I was reaching for something, looking like a frozen statue. Needless to say, I haven't driven since finding this out and last yr. finally gave up and surrendered my liscence. Most of the anti-seizure drugs either didn't work or had the nasty side effect of causing me to gain weight. So I just do without.
Fibro, Osteoporosis, OA, RA, DDD, IBS, Vertigo, Tinnitus, Carpel Tunnel, Epilepsy, Hypothyroidism, Familial Tremors, Spasms, Nerve damage