Guilty Cane Use

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ayhatch, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. ayhatch

    ayhatch New Member

    I hope no one stomps on me here, but maybe you feel the same way...
    I use a cane occassionally to help when my hip pain is bad and or I need support for balance. I definitley always use it when I have to walk in a mall or a similar distance. However, I'll leave the cane in the car sometimes if I'm just popping a letter in the mailbox.
    But, on days when I feel good I can go without the cane for a bit. HOWEVER, do you ever feel like you want tu use your cane just to help show to folks you aren't well?
    I admit I have done this a couple of times. I feel bad, but I know it sends a message.

    What do you think? (Please be kind.)