I've just come in from our communal garden of the building, and I'm again, upset and frightened. ALL I was doing tending to few potted plants== no big flower beds, very LIGHT digging, 4-5 medium sized pots. I tried it out, because the weather is so nice, and, with a bunch of new medication, I can walk again--- MOSTLY pain-free, with very little stiffness--- almost normal! ..almost.
But, after 40 minutes, and a short walk to fill up with some water, I crouched down (squatted down?) to look at a small pot. I did not have the strength to stand back up; my right leg simply gave out, and I rolled onto the pavement, creating a bit of a scene.
I'm in bed now, still breathing heavily, sweating profusely (common with me) feeling as I used to after a run. Polymyalgia Rheumatica? Can it do this?
Also, though I can walk more freely, I still have the pronounced drunken stumble. My sense of balance has become very poor. I know I lost one job (at least) because the interviewer, believed I was drunk, and totally blew off my explanation.
Don't know what to say more, except -- Damn.