So my brother said today, “hey you’re no longer disabled right?”
That surprised me because I still have to use a came to walk around and I can’t walk that much. Then he said he that that because I don’t use my walker as much recently.
Its more about the amount of energy expended when I use either or.
For example before my accident walking let’s say 10 meters wouldn’t even take up 1% of my daily energy and could have easily recovered by sitting down for a bit.
With the walker 10m would take about 30% of my daily energy and wouldn’t recover as easily while sitting but still some what.
Now using a cane expends 2x what using a walker does so just walking 20m makes me so tired I fall asleep.
Now there are time when I don’t need a cane to walk I can walk maybe 5m but it pretty much burns out all my energy for the day.
Another thing is the energy consumption goes up as the day progresses and around afternoon to evening if I walk my legs will be trembling.
Not to mention i am not even at 100% energy I’m like 40-60% max better compared to a few months ago but still bad. I can push myself if I take some pain meds they gave me but then I’ll be out of it the next day sleeping all day.