When l got that walking with a stick became impossible - and also crutches - l was advised to get a rollator. And Patrick - who has a site call aid4disabled.com recommended a Topro Olympus. Had it now for some years - and it is wonderful. lt has a large bag for carrying so many things - and a seat with a back support that is just the right height for me to sit down and more importantly get up again. l take it everywhere with me - and l always know l have my own seat. No sitting down on chairs that are too difficult to get out of. l know that l would be in a wheelchair fulltime if l had not progressed to the Topro. l can get outside - carry the laundry basket and even hang out the washing. A round plastic basket sits nicely on the seat part. And l can carry a watering can in the basket and get down the garden. Pick beans/raspberries/courgettes - feed the hens. All things l had given up doing - as too dangerous.
l keep my mobile phone in the basket - and indoors l can also have a book/remote for tv etc. at hand. The seat part allows me to carry plates/dishes etc so l can cook and serve dinner - and importantly means when on my own l can manage to look after myself.
l do have a stair-lift - and l have yet another rollator at the top of the stairs to ‘swop’ to to get me to my bedroom.
l have found l can even have a go at dancing - holding on to my rollator - when at parties and do’s. And when once we danced around our handbags - l now find all my friends put their bags in my rollator and dance around it. Often l find one of my friends also holding onto it - mainly because they have imbibed too much wine!!!
l went from being quite embarrassed about having to use it - now l can stand up straight and proud with it. And it gets me to the loo in record time. l too have severe foot-drop. And recently got assessed for a FES. - Which after trial and error has been successful. This is through the good old NHS. Too see your foot lifting up and down - whereas l had no movement at all before is quite eerie. l sit with it on exercise mode for a few minutes so that l know that l have the pads in the right place. But it helping my balance and walking. l have had PPMS for 33yrs.
For getting about outdoors with my dogs - l use a Tramper scooter -