Reply To: Dealing with family and friends
All you can do is quietly explain that you cannot do some of the things you used to do, and it is very frustrating for you. Obviously they can see by the cane that it is an effort to stay balanced. I am always afraid people will think I have a drinking problem. Word of mouth to other friends can help. If people haven’t walked in your shoes they cannot feel what it is like , and often make false statements.