...switched off the living room lamp, turned, walked 3 steps and lost my balance. I was in the middle of the room, and there was nothing nearby to grab on to, so I went down. This has happened to me at least 15 times since my fibro started in 1989. My doctor wants me to use a cane, but I was sexually abused for 2 years (age 8 to 10...NOT family or friends) involving 3 men and two women. One of the men walked with a cane, and I can't even look at a man who uses a cane without all the horror of those 2 years coming flooding back, and starting up the nightmares again! My heart goes out to ALL OF YOU who are also going through this!!!! Larry G.