That is such wonderful news!!! I remember when I first tried rehab again (after being in a power chair for 2 1/2 years) & found out I could actually walk with a walker; then two canes, now mostly nothing. How wonderful it feels. I also remember when my now 26 year old with spina bifida first walked with a walker at age 4; what a joyous feeling that was. How different many of us with disabilities look at what is really important at Christmas, I am soo happy for you & Dell. Give him a hug from me & tell him it is from somone who cares very much about him up in northern MN! Have a blessed Christmas!
Hi its Paul Here I was wondering the same as I have been in this damm chair for nearly 2.5 years. Sick of it is a understatement. I keep doing Physio and Now I have pressure sores in three areas on my foot. So that has put me back again. I also wasted 6 Months with deep vein in both legs and lungs. All I want is a bloody fair go. Sorry about my sooking
Years ago when I asked the question on this forum if I would ever walk again, I was told that if my nerves healed enough I would walk, period; they were right. I do think it is good to exercise your legs, but I really do believe it is all about nerve regeneration. Do you have enough working nerves & the strength to walk, simple as that.
Hellow Rosimo. I know exactly how you feel. I still can’t walk, but my family and I see progress. It’s almost 18 mos. I made flight and hotel arrangements today for the GBS Symposium. Have to take my wheelchair and daughter to wheel me. Have faith. We will walk and you will enjoy it with your baby.
I was in a wheelchair from April 27th, 2002 until July of 2004. It took me that long to get enough strength back in my legs to walk again. I do need braces (AFOs) for foot drop, & take a cane with me outside of the house, but I am fine with that. I know I can do a lot more than I did last summer, even though my two year window of healing has long passed. Just use your body as much as you are able to, but do not overdo it in one day.
When I saw my neuro last September, he said he still can’t figure out how I am walking, based on my EMGs & nerve conduction tests. He said it must be sheer determination! Whatever it is, it means a much more normal life for me. Wishing you the best in your recovery…
I have CIDP, but using a walker or wheelchair is still the same. I am still semi dependent on a wheelchair, but I can now use just the walker when I go on short trips like Dr.’s appt. The wheels are for food shopping. No one ever showed me how to use the walker, but I have good instincts and did well learning myself. Ask questions and I’ll try to tell you what I know.
Thanks for the question about my walking … I just didn’t know where to start.:) I’m assuming a Zimmer frame is what I call a walker and that’s where I’m at. However, I’m also using forearm crutches, but only when someone is walking with me. Endurance is a big problem for me. What was your experience with walking?