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She is only 81 but her life has changed so much in the past 6 months, she can barely walk. She is so tired all the time now its heartbreaking to watch its like shes trapped inside her body

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exactly i think the trauma was too much for her but she had no option as she was in severe pain it definitly helped her pain she is comfortable now pain isnt as bad but its the weakness in her body you are so right she went from being a fit very independant woman to a very sick womam practically overnight nearly lost her a few months ago to severe helecopbacter but she came tru it and we got her home its just a big change for us her children to accept shes not the same our goal now is to keep her as comfortable as we can and pray she dont suffer too much.
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I hope they are giving her medication to control her pain? There are non surgical options to help her knee, have they suggested anything? Constant pain can be very wearing to the body and soul. Sometimes you hear of elders who take a turn for the worse after surgery, the trauma to the body and the anaesthesia are too much for them. It can be hard to have to face the reality that our mothers are not the women they once were. Still, it seems your doctors are not doing much to try to help her. Is it time for a second opinion?
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thank you for your reply her neourologist said she has a rare form of parkinsonism she has no tremor its her speech and mobility is the biggest problem she has arthiritis in her knee as well had keyhole surgery 8months ago to repair cartilage and when she came out thats when everything went down hill i think she wasnt strong enough for surgery she needs new knee but that cant happen she wouldnt survive it ,it progressed very fast after that he didnt even put her on medication all shes on is small dose of lexapro for her mood and i have to say that has really helped her
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You posted on this before. In your profile you say she has parkinson's, but parkinsonism is a symptom, not a disease in itself or parkinson's disease. "Parkinsonism is any condition that causes a combination of the movement abnormalities seen in Parkinson's disease" (mayoclinic/parkinsonism/expert-answers/FAQ-20058490) So which does she have?
There are many conditions that can cause these symptoms, it would help to know the underlying cause and what exactly her symptoms are. My mom has tremor and stiffness which I believe to be the result of stroke/TIAs and is being treated with levocarbadopa. Her other treatments are based on controlling her vascular disease.
As for the weakness is she eating well? Has she lost a lot of weight? My mom got progressively weaker due to lack of exercise and poor appetite and I never noticed until she suddenly couldn't get up and walk any more. Does she live alone? Do you accompany her to the doctor? Have you educated yourself about all her health conditions? I think there is more going on with her than the parkinson's/parkinsonism. You need to get to the bottom of that so you can come up with a better coping strategy.
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