Part of what has made diagnosing all this trouble walking so difficult, and has slowed down being able to deal with it, is that I have finally finished an almost 4 month long battle with the dreaded diarrhea. Once I was finally diagnosed with colitis and put on some very powerful medicines, I did start to improve. But by that time I had already fainted, had stitches in my head, and gotten so weak it was all I could do to walk at all.
The walking difficulties came before the colitis did, though, so the basic problem still exists. Even now that my digestive system is getting back to normal, I still can’t walk normally.
My Gastroenterologist, Dr. B, is beginning to taper me off of some of the high powered medicines he had to use to get my system under control, so that may help me walk better, too. We’ll just have to wait and see. I’m to cut one pill back for the next 7 to 10 days and let his nurse know how I’m doing. Based on what I tell her, she’ll give me instructions on what to cut back on next.
I was able to map out an Estate Sale/Yard Sale shopping tour for us today that didn’t involve a whole lot of walking, and we both had a great time. Friday has been our Date Day ever since we retired, and it sure was nice to spend most of the day normally, even if I did have a doctor’s appointment.
I was hoping we would find a walker, but we didn’t. Dr. B fussed at me for not using one, and I told him we’d been looking for one. He made me promise him that I would get one, so I guess we’re buying a walker.