This morning started with my doctors appointment to review my current pain management. High blood pressure, increasing pain, constant tingling in my lower legs, headaches and pins and needles in both feet were just the start of our conversation for this visit. Not wanting to increase the amount of Gabapentin that I am currently on, the doctor advised that I also take Panadine Forte when required.
The afternoon was our fortnightly visit to Zillmere Family Chirporactic to see Dr Nicole Calder. I always look forward to seeing Nicole, as she is able to assist in trying to keep my bad migraines at a minimum, also it helps me just to relax and reduce some of the tension.
We then went to Walk On Wheels to look at purchasing a cushion to help possibly ease some of the added pain when I sit down. I wasn’t expecting a miracle, but any reduction in pain while sitting is a huge bonus. They had a few suitable cushions for me to try, with prices ranging from $100 to over $500. After trying out three different ones, I decided on the cheapest (and not because of the price). We purchased a latex/gel cushion, which was rather comfortable and did seem to reduce the amount of pain, as opposed to without any cushion.
Walking is getting harder, slower, more painful and I can’t walk for too long without needing to stop. A motorised scooter would seem to be the only reasonable option. At least if I had one then I could get out and around instead of having to stay at home if I needed to walk more than I could handle.
We looked for a specific motorised scooter, one that can be taken apart for ease of transport. One that the pieces weren’t too heavy, as Michelle would need to be able to lift them into the boot of our car. The scooter that the sales lady showed us, was one that came apart into six pieces, with the heaviest being only 12.2kg.
No, we didn’t purchase it………well, not yet.