Living with Peripheral Neuropathy makes everything hard
A reader shares her story of living with an invisible condition.
I knew something wasn’t right.
My balance seemed so much worse than everyone else’s. My feet always felt numb.
I also knew, if I made a big deal about it I would have to face whatever it was that was wrong. I knew I would be opening a can of worms and I had a feeling my life, as I knew it, would change forever.
Unfortunately I was right.
My confidence driving was on a steady decline. It felt like the brakes weren’t going to work so I would go really slowly downhill, until I began pulling over if anyone was behind me.
I worked in a call centre on the first floor. Getting up the stairs, carrying a coffee to the desk without dribbling it everywhere, trying to enjoy morning teas but not being able to hold a sausage roll in one hand and cuppa in the other, even leaning in to choose a cake, was becoming a problem.