I was just in our "library", if you know what I mean, LOL, and was reading my "Multiple Sclerosis for Dummies"; I ran into this little factoid that I want to share with you all:
"MYTH: Everyone Eventually Needs a Wheelchair
FACT: Even though they may need to use a mobility devise, such as a cane or motorized scooter, to help with balance or fatigue, the fact is that two-thirds of people with MS remain able to walk. Think of it this way:
*Approximately 1/3 of people with MS have a relatively MILD disease course with manageable symptoms & little or not disability.
*Approximately 1/3 of people have a MODERATE disease course with more bothersome symptoms & a greater disability as time goes on.
*Approximately 1/3 of people experience a SEVER course that's signifantly more disabling.
So, while most people with MS DON'T need a wheelchair on a full-time basis, doctors currently have no way to predict which path a person's MS will take."