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Legs giving out.

Postby Cindy » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:33 am

I would like to ask if our legs give out on us? My legs have almost quit on me twice lately. I was only trying to put groceries away. I had to lean heavly on the counters and get to a chair and sit. I can't stand long enough to make a cup of tea lately. I can not walk far at all now. Going from my house to the car is so hard. I have been looking at wheel chairs. The choice is hard to make. The cost is terrible. My insurance won't pay a dime. I was in a car wreck long ago and hurt both my legs. I think this is part of my problem now. My lungs are working at 69% So I fight that problem too. Can anyone suggest a good electrict wheel chair? I want one that I can go on the grass or the floor. Any help in finding the right one would be great. Thanks
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Re: Legs giving out.

Postby xshlynne » Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:41 am

Cindy wrote:I would like to ask if our legs give out on us? My legs have almost quit on me twice lately. I was only trying to put groceries away. I had to lean heavly on the counters and get to a chair and sit. I can't stand long enough to make a cup of tea lately. I can not walk far at all now. Going from my house to the car is so hard. I have been looking at wheel chairs. The choice is hard to make. The cost is terrible. My insurance won't pay a dime. I was in a car wreck long ago and hurt both my legs. I think this is part of my problem now. My lungs are working at 69% So I fight that problem too. Can anyone suggest a good electrict wheel chair? I want one that I can go on the grass or the floor. Any help in finding the right one would be great. Thanks



I fall sometimes. A friend and I were counting up the times I've fallen and it was more than I had thought. Really only about 6 times but they've been bad falls and I'm not sure if I'm just clumsy or if it has been me having a hard time operating my leg on ocassion. I've had pain in my ankle and the doctor took an x-ray but my leg/ankle/foot are so swollen it was hard to tell if I had a fracture after one of the falls. We talked about me having an MRI, but I can't remember why I didn't. I sometimes feel weakness in my foot/ankle and I wonder if its the lymphedema or if I do have a small fracture in my foot/ankle that has never healed.
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Postby JoeBFlor » Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:38 pm

Hi Cindy: I'm Joe Begalla from Denver. I have experienced similar leg weakness from my lymphedema (both legs and abdomen) and I believe I have made the mistake of "resting" and elevating my legs more than walking or exercising. I really believe that my tendency to use the discomfort and akwardness of walking as an excuse to "lay back" has been detrimental to my overall physical fitness.

I am now walking a little further each day, and making a concerted effort to climb stairs to restore my muscle tone...and it's working. I feel better, and my strength is returning. For me, it's required a change of mindset, and even though my legs are wrapped, I push my self to do little more each day. I can't say that this is what you should do, but I just wanted to let you know of how this is working for me.

Good luck...Joe
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