Hi everyone,I am a 53 year old woman who does landscaping. Feb 12,2013 I went to get out of bed and both legs buckled under me and was unable to stand or walk for about an hour.But continued to be severely weak.After that I was able to walk slow while holding on to the wall for support.This was all of the sudden.Nine days later, both arms did the same thing.I was not able to stand in a shower for almost 3 months.I had to stop and sit constantly from weakness in my legs and arms The only pain I was experiencing was electric like shocks down both arms when coughing or sneezing.And occasionally I would have lower back pain,but not severe.I had no pain at all in my legs.As of todays date, I have had 2 CTs one with contrast, a brain MRI and a spine MRI, and two XRAYS.And a EMG test.Of all those tests the only thing I have been told that is going on with me is I have mild to moderate Degenerative Disc Disease. I have recovered on my own about 80% of my arm strength.And though my legs are stronger I can walk pretty good.I cannot run though,at all, I can feel my self sliding backwards. Here are my symptoms I experience every day. Both index fingers are almost completely numb,but they still hurt constantly.Both hands also constantly feel spongy,and thick.It is hard to describe. I can barely stand to get them wet. Both index fingers get electric like shock spasms but are mild.So do the tops of my hands. As for my legs,when I first get up they are very tight and stiff feeling and is very hard to walk.But without pain.The minute I sit down if even for a couple minutes,when I stand it is like I start over again and have to make them move to limber them up.For the most part,the more I make myself walk, the weaker I become.Yet the longer I sit,the harder it is to stand. Also I wake just about every day with low back pain, but once I sit up and before I stand, the area of my back just below my arms and down to my hips my back goes numb. This numbness happens several times each day.If I am lying in bed and I go to stretch,both legs bend at the knee,my heels try to push forward,and my toes bend upwards and are splayed out.I have also been getting cramps in my legs at night when there was no pain before.And I have been hurting myself,like the tendons right above my heels hurt badly at times.I have an appointment on Dec. 2 to have a MRI done of my neck.This is the only place they have not tested. Can all of this be happening because of DDD? I am so frustrated.Any response would be most appreciated.Thank you.I am now having spasms on the tops of my feet.And touching any part of the tops of arms causes pain to index fingers.Electric like spasms are also happening again to both arms. Is this diagnosis taking too long?