Hi everyone. Some of you will possibly remember me from previous postings. I have previously been diagnosed with spinal stenosis classified as 'severe' both in the lumberand cervical areas. Surgery has been considered previously but discounted due to my age (80) and other health problems. I have come to terms with being disabled and with support from my wife and all the usual aids, wheelchairs,stair lifts, adjustable bed and opiate medication etc, I have managed quite well. I can walk sufficiently to get around the house and garden otherwise an electric power chair is used.
Recently however I have noticed a loss of sensation in the soles of my feet. This has affected my balance, not good at the best of times, which has led to an increase in falling. Has anyone else experience of this? I am inclined to think that this is likely to be a natural progression of the condition and could likely culminate in being wheelchair bound. I hope I am wrong. I would be delighted to hear from old contacts on the site particularly if anyone had any useful experience of this aspect of stenosis.