I know we've discussed this before and I was having trouble finding one of the discussions I remember having months back so forgive me for starting a new one.
After finding out that I had a failed fusion and broken screws I had mentioned to my dad that I was thinking of getting a cane cuz I'm having a hard time standing and sometimes my leg gives out plus I have a hard time bending down and getting back up. My dad lent me a cane he had and I used it for the first time today. I realized yesterday after standing for 2 hours in the rain at a friend's funeral that I really should have a cane. I was in so much pain.
I stopped at one of those stores that sells equipment for people with disabilities and bought my own cane. It is pretty cute and has cats all over it. I love kitties :X
I've been putting this off for months now hoping I would not need one but I am just getting progressively worse instead of better. At only 31 it was a very tough decision until I came to the realization, why is it embarrassing to use something that may assist me in being a little bit more comfortable. Being in pain is not trendy!
So for any of you out there that may feel they are too young to have to depend on a cane, please do not be ashamed. Chronic pain does not discriminate by age.