Woman told she'd need a wheelchair for rest of her life after numbness on sides of body

One woman was told that she would have to use a wheelchair for the rest of her life after noticing that her body felt numb on the sides.

Tracy Austin, 27, noted that she was starting to “lose emotion and movement”.

And she was diagnosed with hemiplegic migraines and arthritis.

In conversation with the Liverpool echo, Tracy said, “I’ve been in the hospital a lot and couldn’t go on vacation.

“I’ve been a wheelchair user for two years now.”

Tracy says she has seen a tremendous improvement in her emotions after spending some time at Revitalize, which offers relaxing vacations in Southport.

She continued, “I wish I had found out about Revitalize sooner. The main thing I got away with is confidence.

“I am not afraid or afraid that I am disabled – instead, I am made to feel that I can achieve things. People accept me for who I am. “

“At Revitalize, I can go out and do things. I love going on trips and even visited the Emmerdale studios while on vacation. ”The customer review has been automatically translated from German.

Revitalize is a national charity that provides disabled people and caregivers with short-term care in a vacation setting.

There are currently centers in Essex and Southampton as well South port.

Doctors recommended Tracy exercising and swimming in the Revitalize hydrotherapy pool to really help her muscles and arthritis.

Tracy added, “The staff are just amazing. I can open up to them for any worries or concerns I have and they just sit and listen.

“I made a few friends at Revitalize who I keep in touch with on a daily basis via Facebook. I like it because I can be open to things and we have a lot in common. “

Tuesday, October 12th is World Arthritis Day.

The day is celebrated to raise awareness of arthritis, an inflammatory disease that causes pain and stiffness in the joints that can get worse as you age.

There are many different types of arthritis, according to the NHS, and the symptoms that appear can vary.

For this reason, an accurate diagnosis is important if you:

  • Joint pain, tenderness and stiffness
  • Inflammation in and around the joints
  • limited mobility of the joints
  • warm red skin over the affected joint
  • Weakness and muscle wasting

Arthritis is known as an “old age disease”, but it is not. The Herald reports.

Ellen Miller, acting executive director of the Versus Arthritis charity (versusarthritis.org), says arthritis can be developed at any age – even in childhood.

In fact, two-thirds of people with arthritis are under 65 and nearly three million are under 35, she says.

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