Since my recent flare up I am finding it impossible to walk without pain unless I go very, very slowly; and even then it sometimes leaps out at me. I know it's only been just shy of 3 weeks but I have really been pacing strictly, no longer than 20 mins on my feet then sit down for at least an hour. I often spend the afternoons in bed.
What concerns me is that my past experience has been that I never get back to where I was physically before. What does that mean for my mobility this time?
I have been considering getting a wheelchair; not an electric one since they are too expensive. Am I jumping the gun here or being realistic? I certainly don't want to be tied to a wheelchair but is that the only way I can have a life?
My husband is resistant to it since his first wife was in one with a back injury and it brings back all those memories for him. It would also curtail his activities, sailing, walking, climbing, and I don't want that for him. When we met I was fit and joined him in all these with him. He is a good man and accepts that I need his help but I fear this may be a bridge too far.
I would be glad of some input from any of you who have had to make a similar decision.
I hope everyone of you has a calm and pain-free day.