Two critical items all my doctors failed to even mention!
I have had R&R for 32 years. I am soon to be 64 years old. I have become so irritated in the last couple of months researching my balance problems and incontinence. In my visits with many, many doctors, I have pressed them for more effective treatments, to no avail. Just accept "things": use your AFO, rollator, take your pills or use patches, wear diapers/pads and supportive shoes. That's it!
After extensive researching and more questions,I am feeling cautiously optimistic. Podiatrists refused to see me for my "drop feet" and hammertoes (DAH! balance). I am scheduled to meet with an Orthopedic Surgeon/Specialist in these areas.
I also discovered a very seemingly "obscure" and effective procedure for some female MS patients. It is a "pessary". This tiny object is fitted into the vagina to provide support to the bladder floor. It is inexpensive and shows very favorable results for controlling, and in many cases, eliminating incontinence and all those expenses. Appointment upcoming.
Within all the articles I have read I never saw these two items specifically identified as possible area to focus on for improving mobility, bladder functions and ultimately (I pray) quality of life issues.
PLEASE let me know if you've gone through this process or if this information may be of help to you.
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