G'Day, my Relapsing Remitting m (RRms) sisters and Brothers . Yes, I slept last night, got up to urinate and forgot to go back to sleep. Got out of bed at 0630, (630am for YOU non-military types) No gym today I guess, have to stretch at home.
Anyway to the point. I should use a scooter, rollator, or mobility aid. The reason I do not is FEAR. I do not want to admit my RRms is getting worse, progressing. After 20+ years what can I expect, no progression? Realizing and accepting my health situation is sometimes a challenge. I feel that RRms is meant to challenge and teach me new things. That I must suffer some indignities (I wear adult protective underwear out of the house) We will not mention my lack of sexual function. Stumbling like a drunk through the grocery store. No, these. are things that happen in an ms life. These are things that I will accept and FIND away around. I am better, stronger, and smarter than my illness and so are YOU. I will not cower, or give into all this illness may take from me. I will not fear it, and neither should YOU. YOU, ade strong. There may be times when YOU have fear. This is okay, YOU are still YOU and YOU are STRONG. Be your RRms' worse enemy. Do what YOU have to do to do your best to bend it to your will. Even if it is only a little. Stand tall be strong, and wipe away your tears. Be all that YOU can be, and make yourself proud.
I will think about mobility aids, I am not less because I use them.
Have a great day and keep up your Disease Modifying Therapy (DMT).
If you do not use mobility aids but need them to get around safely, RoyceNewton , then how do you propose to get around safely? It is similar to wanting to climb Mt McKinley, and not do some kind of physical therapy, then how will you accomplish that? Just saying.
You have a good point my friend.