Oh my goodness, how I remember the days of it being hard to get around.
I used a cane and a walking stick for half a year prior to my surgery and I did use a walker for shopping and longer walks. I loved the seat on the walker as I could sit down while I waited in line to pay and this really helped to ease pain that comes at the end of the day when I'd been out and about too much. I remember how painful it was to even sit in the car too long.
Walking aids actually help in the long run. They stop you from learning bad habits like limping and really help with chronic pain over the day. After I got my hip, I used my walker for 3 weeks or so, then graduated to a cane and after a couple of months was cane free. It was important to learn to walk without a limp.. the rest is history..
Keep going everyone, but keep your chronic pain under control!! And don't be afraid to use those aids if needed.. it many be only temporary! I even used my on forest trails.. it was great for fending off dogs off lead!
Have a great day everyone
Reached goal weight 112 lbs November 23, 2012
| current weight: -6.0 under