Attention cane users: how do you do it?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Jackie41, Mar 17, 2003.

  1. Jackie41

    Jackie41 Member

    Canes seem to be much more popular than crutches for those of us with weak legs. I tried to use just a cane the past two days and I can't seem to get enough support. I'd like to get to where I only use my crutches for very long distances but I'm losing hope. Is there some trick to it or should I just resign myself to using crutches?
  2. Kathryn

    Kathryn New Member

    I use a 4 pod cane if I am real shakey that day & have nobody to help me. I have a regular cane for good days, but I usually balance with either my hubby or my dog on the other side. I lean on the shopping cart in our local market, but if I go to the super store that is bigger than Iowa, I use the electric cart. If I didn't have help, I would need 2 canes.
    Kathryn