Wheelchair users…

April 20, 2007 at 12:08 am

I have/had a severe case of CIDP & was strictly in a power chair for 2 1/2 years. The summer of 2004 I began walking with a AFOs & a walker (minimally), & graduated to a cane by fall. I still use my powerchair as a computer chair & to read the newspaper, as the back support is great. I don’t have any balance, so going for a walk, just to go for a walk, is out of the question. In stores with shopping carts I can actually walk quite awhile. But if I need to go long distances, I will always need a chair. After over 5 years now, I am as good as I will ever get.

I think that many of our past members who were still in wheelchairs have moved along & no longer come to the forum. Also, many with extensive damage to their lower bodies have limited use of their hands & typing is difficult for them. People come & go on this forum, especially those who had GBS & made a good recovery; they tend to move along with their busy lives. Or many of them never even feel the need to visit a forum.