Symptoms have got quite a bit worse over the last few days, and I can’t think of anything that has precipitated this change.
I woke yesterday and my first steps were difficult, my left calf felt as if I had had a night of severe cramp, but I hadn’t. Lower leg is really stiff and painful. I hobbled around the house all day but when I did venture out I found that I had quite a bit of foot weakness, foot dropping like crazy. I swapped stick hands from left to right, but that soon had me staggering due to right foot drop. My balance was all over the place, being rather vestibular for the past few months doesn’t help either.
I think I will have to get a second stick, as the only way I could get home was to use the right hand for the stick and use left hand against the wall or garden railings. It takes a lot of effort, which inevitably means I get extremely breathless. In the past I have found that using two sticks makes me very breathless. It’s using both arms that does it. I don’t think I have much choice at the moment, and as I will be moving slowly, and because I’m getting so breathless anyway, it might be a better option.
If that fails to improve my mobility, I might have to seriously think about a scooter or powerchair.