My Physo's were dead against getting a stair lift as they thought i'd become dependant on it, but I have a bit of a dilemma.
Using pacing, I think next week I will be able to start using my stairs. The issue is, at first I many only manage 1 stair climb a day. Now, for my mental health, I really want to get outdoors, even just to sit on the drive or walk up and down it.
A stair lift would give me this freedom as it could be months before I can manage to use the stairs multiple times a day.
Ironically, stair climbing is a very effective way of increasing muscle mass, so would the lift be a bad idea?
I feel caught between a rock and a hard place!
My physical strength and endurance seem to have been hugely affected by my long hospital stay.
Maybe the next 2 weeks will see improvements, I dont know. I've only really started to get active walking about the house in the last few days, before this I used a wheeled chair.
I am well capable of climbing 12 stairs and with barely losing breath. I did it in hospital with the physo. However in hospital, everything is done for you! So I had all my energy for this task. Now I have to look after my cat, wash, dress, make food, clean, order food, wash clothes and dishes!
I think this is why I struggle so much, as I have to do so much just to look after me!
What do folks think?
Would a stair lift be a boost for me, letting me out my house? Would it make me lazy on the stairs?