sudden loss "Use of legs"

Global waterwatch at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 3 12:30:44 EST 1998

I hope that someone may be able to suggest a diagnosis for my mother.

She is 82 years old, and for the last 18 monhs, has suffered 
sudden loss of use in her legs.

She has no pain, and remains concious, however she collapses to the
ground, and has received various cuts and bruises.

I have noticed at times that she "Yawns" rather a lot, and also that her
ankles swell ( Not huge) but larger than normal,and are very blue at

She also at times has difficulty with her memory, and speech.

I first noticed something was wrong at my fathers funeral, when we
were leaving the crematorium, she was walking to the left, as if she
had no control.

She has seen her Doctor several times, who could find no explanation
and he referred her to a specialist, who also could not diagnose

I am getting very worried now, as she had a serious fall yesterday and
the loss of use of her legs appears to be increasing.

I would be very obliged if somebody could give me an indication as to
what could be wrong, so that I could suggest to her Doctor.

Thank you in anticipation

Peter Betts
GLOBAL at AGRICULTURAL.SSI.	btinternet.com


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