Help!!! My right leg has finally given up.....and I can't get up!!

As I type this mu right foot and ankle are throbbin with pain so much it’s beginning to make me sweat. I just know that I’m not going to be able to meet the kids off the bus in 20 minutes…this has happened once before.

I’m going to have to wait till they walk home themselves and get me the crutches from the lounge. I just feel totally crippled. Have not slept properly for two days.

I thought PPMS was meant to be all gradual; this is all a bit RRMS “attack” scenario and it’s driving me bonkers.

Please tell me some jokes, as I need to take my mind off this.

here’s one

While walking down the street one day a “Member of Parliament” is tragically hit by a truck and dies.
His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
‘Welcome to heaven,’ says St. Peter. ‘Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.’
‘No problem, just let me in,’ says the man.
‘Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.’
‘Really, I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,’ says the MP.
‘I’m sorry, but we have our rules.’

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.
They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go.
Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises…

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.
‘Now it’s time to visit heaven.’
So, 24 hours pass with the MP joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.
‘Well, then, you’ve spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.’
The MP reflects for a minute, then he answers: ‘Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.’
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.
Now the doors of the elevator open and he’s in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.
He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder.
‘I don’t understand,’ stammers the MP. ‘Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?’
The devil looks at him, smiles and says, “Yesterday, we were campaigning… …
Today, you voted.”

and a few more to take your mind off things:-

Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hall. One hat said to the other, ‘You stay here, I’ll go on a head.’

Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

If you ever get onto a plane and recognise a friend called Jack, don’t shout ‘Hi Jack!’

At our local recycling centre dead batteries can be handed in free of charge.

Houdini was known to have used a lot of trap doors in his act at one time, but he was just going through a stage.

I’d like to have more self-esteem, but I don’t deserve it.

Is reading in the bathroom considered multi-tasking?

What did the stamp collector say when he was complimented? ‘Philately will get you no where’.

Our local butcher was busy serving customers when he backed into his meat slicer; now he’s got a little behind in his work.

We were so poor when I was growing up we couldn’t even afford to pay attention.

If cattle had a sense of humour, would they be a laughing stock?

Hi CP… Remember the chances are it won’t last more long. When did yours start? I get this with my wrist sometimes…I can’t even wiggle me fingers a tiny bit without absolute agony! I basically can’t do anything. Have to make a sling out of a scarf…BUT within 24 hours it’s completely pain free. Hope and pray your is the same. But as I’ve learned with wrist, it will happen again. In my experience it’s a kind of MS weak point…so you need a backup plan for when it happens again. Is there another mum who can pick up the kids at short notice? Or maybe work with them so they know to come straight home safely if you are not there to meet them. In meantime, try taking one ibuprofin plus one paracetamol along with your daily meds…no more than 3 times a day. Hope it gets better very soon, Pat xx

Ps, a horse walks into a bar. Barman says ‘Why the long face?’ Sorry…it’s the only joke I know! Pat xx

Hi Cp

Sorry I am rubbiish at remembering jokes, just wanted to say hope you feel better soon, and the kids got home ok.

It would be a good idea to have someone who could pick them up for you at short notice, that would be one less thing to worry you.

I dont know where in your journey with ms you are, and dont want to offend you, but would it be a good idea to keep a walking stick or crutch close to you, to make life easier for you?

Hope this problem passes soon for you, take care.

Pam x

Wow Dinks you’re good at remembering jokes, well done, they made me chuckle.

Pam x

Whats brown and sticky?

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A stick.

Like Pat, my joke is the only one I can ever remember :wink:

Hugs Clucker, I can imagine how you’re feeling

Sonia xx

What do you call a snake on Viagra - a stick

If you have a cricket ball in one hand and a cricket ball in the other hand what do you have?

One hell of a big cricket!

Hi clucker pigeon, hope your o.k I want to say I had an attack like this at the end of January consultant perscrbed mytheprednisolone for 5 days and they worked I could stand. Forgive me if you already know or have had these.

What’s a cats favourite song?

Three blind mice,

Take care & Share.

Hi clucker pigeon, hope your o.k I want to say I had an attack like this at the end of January consultant perscrbed mytheprednisolone for 5 days and they worked I could stand. Forgive me if you already know or have had these.

What’s a cats favourite song?

Three blind mice,

Take care & Share.

Hi CP hope your feeling a bi better just thought I would ask but urinine infection? they do me like a kipper cant stand legs rigiid even stick out on the wheelchair and on the loo now that a sorry site sitting at right angles on the loo.

Man goes into store for some camoflage trousers …couldnt see them anywhere

Blind man swings his guide dog round by its tale in a department store. The staff rush over telling him he cant do that, I am only looking round he replies

Hope you soon feel better

All these jokes…and then there’s me…who cant remember one! lol

Have a good day everyone, we have sun shine here today.

Pam x

Thanks guys. After a bucket load of voltarol, cocodamol baclofen etc etc I am now managing to get around. Not sure how freqeunt these attacks will be but they basically paralyse me. I thought this was all RRMS relapse type stuff, so am feeling a bit confused.

Good jokes, btw.

Hi CP

Glad things are a bit easier today. Over the years I have had episodes like that sometimes when I am in bed, but thankfully they dont last long.

I really enjoyed the jokes…just wish I could remember them!

Pam x

Hi again CP… I know it’s confusing… but PPMS can go up and down to a dramatic degree! Sometimes it’s caused by a UTI or another infection or by a virus (which doesn’t always show itself in usual way… for instance flu might not feel like flu and there may be no sneezing etc… but just a sudden increase in symptoms). This is all because our immune systems are compromised… so if a ‘foreign body’ gets in… ie virus or infection… it sends immune system haywire and MS symptoms get suddenly worse. But it’s temporary… symptoms will settle down again when virus or infection are gone. As you know I’m sure, stress, heat and over-doing it will also send symptoms nuts… so think about what you are doing or what is happening in your life that might be causing the problem. Generally PPMS does progress slowly and gradually, but all of the above will cause very sudden escalation of symptoms which will make it seem like RRMS. Hope that hasn’t confused you even more… and also hope I’m not just saying stuff that you already know! Take care and feel better soon… and REST!!! That’s the best thing you can do if at all possible. Pat xx

Hi again CP… I know it’s confusing… but PPMS can go up and down to a dramatic degree! Sometimes it’s caused by a UTI or another infection or by a virus (which doesn’t always show itself in usual way… for instance flu might not feel like flu and there may be no sneezing etc… but just a sudden increase in symptoms). This is all because our immune systems are compromised… so if a ‘foreign body’ gets in… ie virus or infection… it sends immune system haywire and MS symptoms get suddenly worse. But it’s temporary… symptoms will settle down again when virus or infection are gone. As you know I’m sure, stress, heat and over-doing it will also send symptoms nuts… so think about what you are doing or what is happening in your life that might be causing the problem. Generally PPMS does progress slowly and gradually, but all of the above will cause very sudden escalation of symptoms which will make it seem like RRMS. Hope that hasn’t confused you even more… and also hope I’m not just saying stuff that you already know! Take care and feel better soon… and REST!!! That’s the best thing you can do if at all possible. Pat xx

Thanks Pat.

Rest; oooo, I wish. Kids home soon and parents evening later followed by homework supervision etc etc etc. Will be in bed by 9pm though!

Hi my name is katy i am new to posting things and chat room etc also MS . I was diagnosed in oct 2012 with relapsing remitting but have just recently been told it is now moving to secondary progressive . Not really coping well with anything at the moment i dont think i have acepted what is going on and think i will wake up one morning and it will all have been a bad dream and i can go back to work to a job i love as a chef. sorry cant stop crying now please tell me things will get better.

Hi Katy

Welcome to the forum, we are a friendly bunch of folk, so any questions or if you need a rant, you have come to the right place.

It does take time to get your head around a diagnosis of ms, just take one day at a time, and listen to your body, rest when needed, and you will be surprised how you will get to know your ms, as it effects everyonne differently, but things will get better.

Dont beat yourself up Katy, acceptance does take time, be kind to yourself.

Look forward to seeing you on the forum.

Pam x