Quote Originally Posted by arndog View Post
Why don't you try forearm crutches before the walker? Go from canes to forearm crutches. If you get a sporty pair like SideStix - they don't scream, "I am a gimp". People might say to you, "hey, man, when does your doctor let you get off the crutches?".
Yeah, I go with the forearm crutches. I know I shouldn't be embarrassed, but I've already swallowed a ton of pride needing help from people. The crutches to see, to send a different message than a walker.

I think in general people are very helpful and want to understand. It is hard. I want to do things myself sometimes. It is difficult for people I know, but I don't want to be babied.