Reply To: help

February 25, 2017 at 6:55 pm

As I wrote, I used a cane for about 18 months. But everyone’s recovery is individual. Some who use a cane may always need it. I put mine aside when I was no longer depending on it but just carrying it around.

A cane is important when one is at risk of falling, not only to prevent a fall but to get up after one. When I first started walking I needed something to support myself as I got to my feet. Before I went outside with my cane I made sure that I could get to my feet using only my cane. I had done the same earlier with my walker.