😀 Hi iwas using both forearm crutches until a few months ago , using one now. I can go shopping now on my own because i can wheel the trolly and put my crutch in the trolly . When i was on both crutches i used to take a bag with me and hang the bag of groceries on my shoulder . I still worry that someone might bump into me and down id go , still have to crawl along the floor and pull myself up on a chair after ive done my core exercises . At home i dont use my crutch and i have fallen but i just get up anyway i can and have a laugh at myself. The frankenstein walk is nearly gone. gbs aug o8
I use a walker with wheels, a seat, and a basket. I can walk as fast as I like, carry what I need and sit down when I get weak.
I put a wheelchair lift on the back of my car this month. I bought a motorized chair last year but I will walk as long as I can.
The walker is great for my breathing problems since I can sit down at any time.
I used a cane for a while and still do if I do not need to go very far. I just don’t feel safe with it. Never tried the crutches.
Just sharing my experience. (So far 😀 )
I’ve been investigating, and I’m thinking closed cuff forearm crutches might be more convenient than canes, though haven’t tried either yet. I’m concerned abt the fact that if you let go of canes they fall to the ground. Also I have seen a brand called hurricanes that have adjusting feet that self level that makes sense to me.
It’s looking like my lung problems may be Sjogren’s syndrome and necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis. Sjogren’s can effect vision, balance and extremity strength.
I’m looking to prepare the best I can to being as strong as I can as things continue to weaken.
thanks for sharing your experiences in this discussion.
PILOT makes those rolling canes and since I’m not supposed to post web sites, the best thing to do use your SEARCH ENGINES! Go to GOODSEARCH, which can benefit our foundation when you use it or go to the more common GOOGLE. Just type in ROLLING CANES.
I’ve got myself thinking about them now. Maybe my legs are strong enough now for me to try.
Another thought, if you can stand on your legs without dropping to the floor, maybe rolling canes or a rolling cane would work. With the wheels on it, I think it would take a lot of stress off shoulders.