Hello everyone I know that I've been asking for alot of advice lately from you all... But who better to ask?
I need to know if it's time for a wheelchair?
Let me give you an idea of my situation... On top of all my spine/Chronic pain issues, I have been recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and Then fibromyalgia... That being said I am in alot of pain and feel pretty "sick" quite often..PLUS i may also be having back sugery soon.. It just hit me today that I feel it's time to give in to having to use a wheelchair ... Today I had some family come in to town,
Wich they are only able to make it here for one day a year maybe two days at best and because of that we try to fit alot into one day, shopping, lunch Ect... So today We all went to 3 different stores shopping and then lunch... By the time they left I was in SO much pain from walking and standing so long that I sat in my car balling my eyes out In the parking lot! Anyway this certainly isn't the first time that this has happend to me and I'll probably be In debilitating pain for a few days as well.. It's been this way for about a year now and I have been using a cane/walker but those are just not cutting it anymore... Even my doc (actually more then 1 of them) has specifically told me ABSOLUTELY not walk or stand longer then 30min max or I WILL pay/or fall (i fall/lose my ballance ALL the time!!!) and they're not lyin' either!!
I have been putting off the whole wheelchair thing because I feel like I'm "giving up or In to the pain/Illness" I HATE the thought of being in a wheelchair!!! All the "looks" Ill get
I want some of my Independance back..
I want to be able to go to big stores or be able to go shopping without a 20min Time limit so I don't start hurting or just fall.. I also realized that I have been puting off going out/running errands because I just cannot handle the amount of pain it causes me... Anyway I guess I am just Trying to find out your opinions .. What would you do? Any advice or help with this decision would be very very much so appreciated! Thank you