Well the cold/wet sensations have subsided. I had sent a note to my nurse about it and she asked my doctor about it. It could just be overworked muscles, not a circulation problem. He said to just make note of it when it happens. Maybe it is not even related to PLS, who knows?
I used my cane for the first time out in public on Friday last week. I used it at work for walking longer distances. Unfortunately, the day before that I had another fall. I stepped sideways from my boss's desk and fell to the floor. I fell on my hand and slightly twisted my foot, but I'm okay. Emotionally though, I had a hard time recovering from it. Just after having a good check up the week before, the fall happened and reaffirmed that this disease is so unpredictable. I have such caring co-workers and so much support at work. I felt safer using the cane, and of course had lots of questions from people throughout the day. I read in a post on here about using a cane, "I hate it and I love it".... so true.
I've seen several posts on here also about falling and people describing it as happening in slow motion. That is exactly how it is. It's like. "I'm going to fall - how can I recover," then before you know it you're in a pile on the floor. I have another checkup with my PT in a few weeks, so we'll talk again about the falls. They did not seem to think I need any type of brace. I really have started to think about my steps before I move. It's hard to train yourself, but hopefully it will prevent me from more falls.
I have started to have weekly leg massages after work and it has been delightful! One hour of rubbing out the tight muscles with lavender oil is great after a long day. This is my treat to myself.
Blessings to all of you.