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Do any of you have to use a walking stick and mobility scoot

Postby Lizzyear » Mon May 13, 2013 6:51 am

Hi everyone,
This might seem a silly question, but do any of you have to use a walking stick and/or a mobility scooter.

I am fine (well silly word really, better is prehaps the word I should have put!) pottering around at home, as long as I don't
Stand, still as that is just incredibly painful! But when I walk outside more than say 10-20 metres, I have to use a stick, a) because the pain and fatigue is over whelming b) my knees/hips sometimes give way and i have really lost my confidence, If I am going to walk for more than a few minutes, I am now using a mobility scooter, at least that way I get to go outside!! And Scoot around the village and see life and people, otherwise I feel like a hermit!! I totter around inside, because I don't want to get muscle wasteage.
I seem to have deteriated at an alarming rate lately. I also have oestioarthritis, bursitis , asthma and anaemia, so to be honest i never really know what symptom belongs to which condition , just want to try to get on as best I can. When I was diagnosed a year ago, I said it wouldn't stop me doing anything, or I would at least try to find away round it..........hadn't banked on the extreme fatigue!!

Sorry suh a long intro, but I would really like to hear how ther people cope.
Thanks for reading this and hope I agent bored you all to :sleep:
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Re: Do any of you have to use a walking stick and mobility s

Postby bestnan » Mon May 13, 2013 7:17 am

I have a under active thyroid, angina, ischemic heart disease, fibro and asthma as well as a few other things. I have a mobility car which gives me my freedom. I can manage to walk to the car and when I am out of the house I use a walking stick, or wheelchair, depending how bad I feel and I rent a scooter when on holiday.

I have shortness of breath as well as really bad fatigue so my Dr sent me for an echocardiogramme which showed that I have bradicardia. I had loads of tests done and the specialist, a very nice person, said that my breathlessness was being made worse by the fibro. People with heart conditions and asthma shouldn't have the problems that I have but he felt that the fibro was causing no end of problems. I have also had a test for sleep apnea and am just waiting to get the results. For my heart condition I was put back on Nicorandil 10 mg morning and night but it didn't help so I have had it doubled. I do still feel really breathless and fatigued and everything is an effort but I feel happier that the more serious conditions are not causing the problems.

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Re: Do any of you have to use a walking stick and mobility s

Postby FinkyDink » Mon May 13, 2013 7:43 am

Yes I have a little fold up stick that lives in my car for walking about in towns etc, and a hiking pole for when dog walking.
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Re: Do any of you have to use a walking stick and mobility s

Postby millymoodoo » Mon May 13, 2013 8:19 am

Hi

I too walk with the aid of crutches and i have recently had no option but to get a mobility scooter for around the village as walking more than a few yards is excrutiating. What really made my mind up with buying the scooter was my little rescue dog Milly!!! My neighbour is really good and takes Milly out for walks when i am not well enough to do it but i wanted to take her myself and i know Milly likes me to take her. Since getting my scooter i havn't looked back and Milly has adapted so well to running at the side of my scooter and she looks so happy now where as she really was looking so fed up. So just to confirm despite being reluctant to get a scooter it is the best thing i have done in a long time, i dont really care what other people think or say i am doing what is right for Milly and myself.

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Re: Do any of you have to use a walking stick and mobility s

Postby sallyasmo » Mon May 13, 2013 9:29 am

Hi, i have been suffering for the last 6 years now, quite badly, and can't walk any distance on my own. I use a stick, my husbands' arm, and a wheelchair. If i'm on my own, i use my mobility scooter and i too take my dog out using it! She's only 18 months and adapted brilliantly :-)
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Re: Do any of you have to use a walking stick and mobility s

Postby wendielou » Mon May 13, 2013 9:44 am

Hey hun,
Yes I use both. I have a walking stick for walking my dogs, and a crutch for walking in town as its easier to hook on my arm at the til. I have also recently purchased a mobility scooter as I was finding that I kept saying no to offers of going out shopping etc. I found the tiredness and pain would ruin the time for me and I would not be able to concentrate as always wanting to hurry up and get back to the car. The scooter is great!!!! I still get tired from shopping but I think the noise and concentration is exhausting, but at least now if its a relatively good day I will go. It has been excellent for my moods. Gentle hugs xxxxxxx
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Re: Do any of you have to use a walking stick and mobility s

Postby debbie0499 » Mon May 13, 2013 11:27 am

Hi Al
i use crutches,given to me by physio.
i use one and at times, use both. I dont just need
then out and about.i use them in the home too.
my husband also has to physical support me.. i
use taxi, as dont drive.
even tho, i have aids. I dont get much,and stay
in weeks on end..as i find it so difficult.
i have a range of medical cond.. obviously
Fibro,Arithrits,Asthma.A tumor on my vertbrae,
just to name a few..

i try and keep a positive outlook,and my hubby,
And children keep me going. I do have very bad fatigte.
Which is more dfficult when u got kids. But i am luckier
than most.. and blessed with my family.

i wouldnt let it bother you,or anyone else
wether you use a stick,scooter etc.
as if it helps you,do daily normal things,then that's
the main thing.
As your the person using the aid to he'llp you
its not anyone else's cocern.
Wish you good luck,hope things improve for you
and others with F.M.
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Re: Do any of you have to use a walking stick and mobility s

Postby Purpledot » Mon May 13, 2013 12:49 pm

I am seriously considering starting to use a walking stick as I have Fibro and ME and am very wobbly and unsteady on my legs and also suffer with balance/vertigo issues. I am unable to stand without leaning on something/someone, so having a stick would, I think, give me a bit more confidence and not fear open spaces so much as I would always have something to lean on. It may make me more inclined to go out more, too.
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Re: Do any of you have to use a walking stick and mobility s

Postby fibro-lu » Mon May 13, 2013 1:22 pm

hi,

don't use a stick, potter around as good as possible
my hands/wrists/elbows/shoulders wouldn't like stick at all

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Re: Do any of you have to use a walking stick and mobility s

Postby shazq » Mon May 13, 2013 2:59 pm

Hi
I use a walking stick, i have had a few falls and can be wobbly on my legs so use mine for balance. It has stopped me from falling a couple of times so dont go anywhere without it now.
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Re: Do any of you have to use a walking stick and mobility s

Postby toplessbug » Mon May 13, 2013 5:13 pm

Yes I had a walkimg stick but now have a crutch. Also if I'm going out I have a pimped up scooter or for shopping I have a wheelchair.


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Re: Do any of you have to use a walking stick and mobility s

Postby Purpledot » Mon May 13, 2013 7:53 pm

Strangely enough, Fibro-Lu, I was going to ask if anyone had any problems with their hands/arms when using a stick.

I injured both ankles recently falling down the stairs but had to refuse crutches as my wrists/hands/shoulders/elbows were far too painful and weak to use them.

I wonder if using a stick for help with balance will be just as difficult, although it wouldn't be my whole weight as it was with the crutches.

I think I may borrow one and try it out!
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Re: Do any of you have to use a walking stick and mobility s

Postby denys » Mon May 13, 2013 8:04 pm

Crutches, stick and scooter :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Do any of you have to use a walking stick and mobility s

Postby penfriend » Mon May 13, 2013 8:48 pm

I have had no choice but to use a wheelchair and a disability scooter for years, since I was confined to bed between 1986-1989, which just about finished my legs. With M.E. and Fibro, my muscles are so painful with any jarring, so it takes days to get over any little outing.
Its when you have to use these things, that one realizes how very bad the pavements are, and the state of our roads, and very few drop pavements around. sincerely, penfriend
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Re: Do any of you have to use a walking stick and mobility s

Postby denys » Mon May 13, 2013 9:09 pm

I agree with you penfriend, I come back with extra back pain with all the jarring and bouncing down kerbs etc. You dont realise the obstacles either, bins in the middle of the pavement, cars parked on the kerbs even people who stand talking :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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