Well I had my astra zenica 2nd jab yesterday and feel fine…last time I had a dizzy reaction, so all is good!
Now the title of my post…crossroads…I’ve posted this type of thread before, but have a friend who is really going through it…so I am prompted to talk about it here.
My friend doesnt have MS…she has HSP ie hereditary spastic paraparesis aka paraplegia. I was wrongly diagnosed with this some years ago. That’s how I met my friend…I joined their support group and went to the AGM.
HSP is such a little known neurological condition. Many medics havent heard of it. It is very similar to MS but is genetic in the majority of cases.
Anyway…my pal is in a bad way. Her mobility is now so dodgy that she is falling nearly every day and becoming quite depressed.
I know how that feels, having spent the last 20 years in a wheelchair myself. I had daily falls, suffered serious fatigue was totally cheesed off to say the least. My chum loved to go into Leeds for a walk about every day…except Sundays.
So I have gently talked to her about her future…either on legs that continually let you down or with wheels…scooter or wheelchair.
She is so totally against the idea and says she will not go out. But she isnt happy to stay indoors, to never see her friends, to never enjoy all that Leeds has to offer.
She rings me daily to have a moan…we all need a pal to moan with.she did support me through the 5 month carer ordeal recently. I dont wish to not to take her calls, but they are depressing.
I love this lady…she is a good person…how can I get her to consider wheels?
I know many, many of us have had to make that change when our legs pack up.
What do you reckon?