Hi, I’m newly diagnosed and it was a bit of a surprise, as I imagine it is to pretty much everyone. I’m still working and am on my feet a lot. While I don’t work every day (I’m a community carer), I can rest during the day when I’m off in between housework :).
I’ve had pins and needles in my feet for almost a year now and feeling of numbness from my feet up to at least my torso. My walking is unbalanced and sometimes I can’t walk a straight line. I’ve had a difficult couple of weeks in which after only have to do 2 or 3 house calls, my legs get heavier, catch my foot on the floor and struggle to keep going. My manager is very good and so are my colleagues but I just wonder if there is any advice or exercise or…? that might help my legs keep going or make it less difficult to walk. I use a stick between house and car on a visit but can’t use in the houses. When in someone’s house there are objects to hold onto but the going backwards and forwards to complete the tasks I’m there to do just tire my legs out.
There’s lots of information out there but that’s the problem - there’s lots of it and finding something useful is difficult so I’m being lazy and asking here for advice and want to say thank you in advance for any suggestions.