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Hi, I'm 27 yr old and have 3 boys under 4yrs old. The doctors think I may have compressed nerves in my lower spine and were very vague about what may or may not happen. Essentially they said it may put me in a chair, it may not. Apparently they have no real way of telling. Either way, I've had to stop working. I struggle to walk or even just balance for more than 5 min and i have had loss of feeling in my lower body. Even sex is affected as i cant feel much and ive started loosing control of my bowels/bladder(I don't know I need to go until last minute so have a "potty" in my kitchen for emergencies!) I'm now looking at getting a wheelchair as it's the only logical way for me to do anything with my eldest been at school and a baby in a pram, I don't drive so have to walk and with a pram I can't use walking aids (sticks/frames) but with a chair our baby can be strapped to my chest whilst my eldest 2 walk at the side (have found a way of attaching handles for them!) I'm not sure what has caused it all as I'm still going through the investigation stage. Not had scans yet as have to see physio first (next week). erm... pretty much just looking for advice from anyone who has been/ is in the same situation please?? Any ways of making it easier? Has it reversed at all for anyone? Do you ever stop feeling useless and in the way?? (My family are very supportive but I'm not use to having to ask for help all the time!)
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