Good morning everyone
To be honest it is far from a good morning. It is not as if we haven’t got enough hardships to deal with, but now it seems my body has decided to make going to the toilet difficult.
I am a wheelchair user and have a raised seat for the toilet. The problem is that it is getting so difficult to actually get on to the toilet seat and on three or four occasions I’ve not been able to stand up again to get back in the wheelchair. I had to call for a carer to come and assist me, but of course this takes a bit of time. So I think it is clear that not being relaxed on the toilet is making the whole process more difficult.
I know it’s not the most pleasant of subjects-I have improved my diet and seemed to be taking only things that make you go to the toilet, so I don’t think this is the problem. As I write this I have had three attempts without success this morning which were far from easy. My stomach feels uncomfortable and I need to go-but it’s as if my body won’t let me!
Do you think that the MS illness is stopping the signals that allow the body to go to the toilet?
The other comment I had was related to the physical act of standing up from the wheelchair. It is clear that my strength and muscles have deteriorated over the years. This doesn’t really explain why on some occasions I can stand up from the wheelchair without too many problems and other times I am like a dead weight and I can’t stand up even if I hold on to something and try and pull myself up. This is the only way I can describe it-it feels like I’m made of lead. Does anyone else have experience of this?
The whole situation is really getting me down and I’m actually cancelling things if I haven’t been to the toilet because I feel so frustrated and uncomfortable.
I’m looking forward to any comments you may have on my post and the subject.