Standing up

July 8, 2006 at 5:41 am

Welcome rbtro to our family, I am like Liz an old CIDP still using a wheelchair with walker at times. Swallow your pride and give up the walker for a time, you cannot afford to injure youself falling over, your legs can suddenly give way with acute agonising flexion of your knees and causing an effusion in the knee. I used sliding transfer for a long time with a shiney board which I could tuck under my seat and lay it accross to bed or toilet then slide along it to tranfer. The CIDP is affecting the nerve supply to your leg and hip muscles making them very week, Is your doctor recommending more treatment to stop CIDP progressing? DocDavid