A teacher at the school where my husband works sent home a set of hiking poles for me to try. I did and they're great! I'm going this weekend and get a pair. I'm still in the denial mode I guess and a walker just makes me sick to think of. The other day I really wanted to leave this life. I don't want to feel that way again so I'm going to try and straighten up and give positive thinking a chance. My husband is being so wonderful about all this that I guess I should give it a try for him. Right??????