I use a scooter or wheelchair if i'm going out anywhere.
But I use a crutch for very short distances and around the house. But I keep losing my balance and really need another person on my other side to keep me upright. As tried using a 2nd crutch but didn't work due to my lack of coordination. Standing up and sitting down is also very hard I need help to get back up again etc.
I have been putting off using the wheelchair more as I know if I do this I will end up a full time wheelchair user. Not sure i'm ready or prepared for that. But walking is getting very difficult. Stairs are a no go zone for me now currently have to crawl up them and then bum shuffle down them. I am hopefully having a bedroom and wet room built downstairs soon. My legs seem to struggle with the weight bearing aspect and give way or i'm just to wobbly to stay upright.
I just wondered when the right time was or if any of you have any advice. I only recently found out that my condition is degenerative and had that confirmed by the medical proffession; so its been hard to deal with and quite a shock. I also don't have a definite diagnosis I know I have Ataxia and Dystonia and other symptoms but there of an unkown origin at present.