I've been dragging my left leg even more the last couple of weeks. Today, we had an absolutely gorgeous day! My husband gave the sermon at a different congregation, and afterward we decided it was just too beautiful to stay at home. We took my rolling walker- I have one with pretty big wheels/tires, and we went to a local lake. (Where I live, there are lots of them, so it was nice to pick and choose!) I've been having more trouble with lifting my leg at hip level, but also with foot drop, so getting down to the lake was a long/difficult task.
It was such a lovely visit. Happy families. Lots of ducks, and geese. Birds o many sorts. So lovely!
Then, when it was time to go home- I was struggling to get back to the car. The entire trip back to the car took about 25 minutes. It wasn't very far, I just couldn't get my legs (one side is damaged by a different neurological condition, and the other doesn't function right because of MS) to function appropriately.
My husband was so sweet, and so funny! He patiently walked with me, and was ready to help me if he needed to. Once, he looked down at my tires, and they were muddy. He said that I can tell everybody I went "four-wheeling", and that I had the mud to prove it! It was so great! He didn't fuss over me, or to "comfort me" over the sad loss of my mobility. He simply allowed me to do what I could, and was there if I needed him. He even made jokes with me. I know none of you really "know" me, but the thought of me "four wheeling" in any state of health is hilarious! I kind of an indoor girl... It was a such a nice ending to a very nice day.
Now if I could just figure out a way to get my housework done without either of my legs, and without my left arm either... Any suggestions? I would love to hear about ingenious inventions- you know the "Wyle E. Coyote" type. I've checked with ACME, and haven't got anything that will help at this time.