Reply To: foot pain and numbness

July 13, 2015 at 5:49 pm

The only idea I have is to turn away from despair and try to connect with what is positive. I remember reading an interview with Dr. Stephen Hawking, whi is severely disabled with ALS, and his advice was to concentrate on what you can do rather than what you cannot do.

Four years out of the hospital, I still have constant foot pain. I now accept it as permanent and just live with it (with no pain meds). I have taken a few falls, so I am just extra careful to avoid them. I am slower than normal, but I can still do a great deal which some others cannot. For that I am thankful. I do not dwell on what I have lost.