Over the weekend I developed numbness in both my right hand/fingers and right foot/toes. This has continued and I called my doctor this morning to make an appointment to get checked out since this is an entirely new symptom for me. Then, both my ankles started swelling so bad that I cant get any shoes on my feet unless I buy extra wide shoes for men in a size about 3 sizes larger than my regular size. I have never had swelling in my feet before, even when I was pregnant. Then today my legs got so weak that I couldn't even walk and I collapsed in our driveway. I was incredibly lucky that my husband was home at the time since our phone isn't cordless and my kids aren't old enough to dial 911 for me. My husband called my doctor again and was told to take me to the ER. They did some tests at the hospital. They did a CT Scan of my head, bloodwork, and took a urine sample. The CT Scan was fine, my urine was normal. The bloodwork showed a couple of things. One was that my calcium was low and I was told to follow up on it with my doctor. The second thing was that my anemia has gotten worse. On March 5th my Hemoglobin was 10.7. Today (March 27th) it was 10.0. The ER doc was worried about this and told me to follow up right away with my doctor so we can see if I can avoid having another transfusion. (We have never found out why, but my iron is constantly dropping even when I take supplements and eat an iron rich diet. Every couple of years it gets low enough to require blood transfusions. I had my last transfusions in October 2006 and my hemoglobin was almost 13 following the transfusions.) What we didn't find today was anything that would be causing the weakness, numbness, or swelling. My blood pressure was 99/66. My blood sugar was 89. They were able to rule out stroke and heart attack. My kidney function was great too. So I came home after 3 hours with a wheelchair until either the doctor finds what is wrong, or it gets better on its own. The REALLY ironic thing... my husband said that I have been more helpful, independent, interactive, etc tonight than I have been in months, maybe even years. I feel more independent too. But it feels wrong to be excited about a wheelchair. It seems like it would be holding me back, not making things better. Anyone else have a similar situation with mobility issues?