I’m wondering if anyone can help or advise me, here, please.
Prior to my MS diagnosis three years ago, I was an avid woodland-goer. I enjoyed both woodlands with man-made trails and also following the more natural, hidden trails in the woods and fields. When I received my diagnosis of both MS and Transverse Myelitis, I felt that spending time doing this was no longer an option for me and it’s caused me some grief.
This year I’m wanting to change that and look at what I can do, rather than thinking myself limited in this area. I can still walk, but it’s with a traditional walking stick as I have little sensory/control ability in one of my legs, and I get tired easily so have to take lots of breaks, and I use a wheelchair intermittently … But I miss my woodland visits so much.
So … Does anyone have similar experiences to share? If you were an active hiker or walker, how did you adapt when your MS affected your time outside?
I wondered about hiking/walking poles – is it worth investing in a pair to help me with rougher terrain? Is there anything I need to look out for or consider when buying these?
Can anyone offer any other advice as to how to get back outside again?
Thank you! xx