Keep in mind that Ms is so unpredictable in so many ways . Sometimes attacks will appear that I'm losing so much ground, only to loan it back to me for awhile. However, i have to agree with Ms. Uppity. You most certanly do not need a broken hip on top of this. Could you imagine the rehab for that , if at all possible? I know its a hard thing, but maybe if you take it in a proactive sense, you'll feel more in control of the use of assistance. Ive just posted the question myself.
I fall backward (only twice) and wasn't hurt either time, space and time between were so long that I'm not as concerened about it. however when in attack i continuously find myself asleep (fatigued) and hanging toward the right. My husband found me ( dont ask me how ) hanging over the right side of my recliner. I dont know how i got over the arms even. But when i go to fall or become offbalance i tend to go to the right. I have had a few falls toward the knees but again, not many.
I really am amazed at how well a peson adjusts to a wheelchair. It looks more difficult to me than it appears to them. (not emotionally) but physically , i mean. I really dont think a cane is best for me as i do fall toward the right. I think the walker would help me hold the left side more balanced. Of course these are mere guesses. As of right now im only needing partial assistance, during flare and during mornings. Im not sure why but something about laying down seems to limit my spine ( a doctor explained this) and upon rising i begin to have numbess in legs. They are useless without the walls, which to me indicates a need for assistance.
does the neuro decide? How do you know which is best for your situation?...
I had always wondered about ms. uppity and secondary , given how long she's had MS, but as you can see Pokey, she's not noticed a world of difference. You maybe going through a big change or attack of sorts right now. It may subside, but I also doubt that its cps. I can remember experiencing vibrations in my spine that were daily and dramatic for over 6 months in exac or not. I no longer have those. They may come back but my point being nothing ever stays the same.
So lets hope that some of this resolves as your body attempts to repair and adjust! Please do ty to be safee and I think after the initial use of your new "friend" the shock of it all will leave. Most seem to do quite well with the use of chairs etc.
Every day brings us closer to what we reach for .........in all things.