I’ve had a mild cold for a few days which has knocked the MS a wee bit out of kilter. Then on Wednesday I started getting UTI symptoms. By Wednesday evening, these were significant. I was guzzling gallons of water and getting up to go to the loo was becoming increasingly difficult as the UTI started affecting my mobility. I was making so much noise that my wife decided to go sleep in the spare room.
At 2:30am I tried to get out of bed. By now the legs were becoming rigid and my feet slid away from the bed and I ended slowly falling to the floor. For 15 minutes or so, I tried and failed to get back on the bed. By now, the legs were totally rigid and I was scared and was panicking badly. I shouted my wife and she eventually came through. More huffing and puffing but even with her help, I still couldn’t get back into bed as I couldn’t bend the legs at all. Now I was really worried. After a heated debate my wife called for an ambulance. The guys who came were great and after an hour in total of being on the floor, they finally managed to get me back into bed. Although this was a first for me, no doubt they’ve seen a lot worse many times before and their calm demeanour, combined with their strength, solved the problem. I still couldn’t move my legs though but after a further hour or so the rigidity eased somewhat.
The rest of the night and the following morning, I slept on the chair as it was easier to bend the legs to get me upright.
I started antibiotics and these have started working on the UTI. The legs still aren’t great but are miles better than before.
The hour spent on the floor was one of the scariest moments of my life. No matter how hard I tried and no matter what way I tried, I just couldn’t move at all.
Thankfully no long term damage done.