well i guess it is time i use it all the time! i do not want to but it is better than falling..i don't need it all the time but when i am out (what little time i do get out) i will be ok & then all the sudden it hits me i need help walking. sometimes my leg will just give out & buckle under. you never know when it is going to hit. i kept saying i am to young to use a cane but as my brother said it is better than falling..i believe my getting sick was part of the cause in myfirst marrige.. he needed someone young & he didn't want to get old..my hubby now is wonderful but i don't want to embaress him..he said it doesn't & that if i was in a wheel chair he would still love me the same..but one you benn dumped it is scarry the second time. anyway i guess i am going to use it. has anyone else had the same thoughts i had?