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LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/20/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok I was just in the Fibro forum and they had a thread on walking canes.
 
This is a subject I have kept in my closet I haven't even brought it up to my husband.  I'm only 39 yes I work in a warehouse in inventory control and I walk ALOT.  But when I get off work I feel like I'm 90 yrs old walking into the house.  Then if the kids want to go to the mall or grocery shopping is heck.
 So I'm torn.  I walk so much at work so I know I can but without pain its impossible.
 
Tell some of your stories when you made your first purchase for a cane...  It will help me out alot.
 
Laurie

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straydog
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   Posted 7/20/2009 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Laurie I have walked many years with a cane. However, I have designer canes, (3)lol. Yes, I am vain about it. I did have 4 till one was stolen from my hospital room. WalMart and some drug stores ,carry these canes, but I prefer to go to a medical supply store and let them measure me and fit the cane to me properly. Thats real important. They have the best selection of designer canes. Designer canes comes in various patterns & colors very pretty, people will comment and tell you how pretty they are. The canes have cost me between $24.95 and $29.95 very reasonable for a pretty cane. The one stolen was awesome, clear acryllic one piece was cut to my measurements, I hope the person that stole it enjoys it. I will never walk with a plain jane cane lol.
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Centurion45
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   Posted 7/20/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello - I'm 48, my sweetie is just 40.[Edit - I didn't want to use a cane when I was out with her, she doesn't look a day over 29 and I have a lot of gray hair]  I can only go about 300 yds without my cane. With a cane, I can go all day, but that is pushing it too. I fought for years using a cane and put myself through Royal Heck for not using one. I should have years ago. I bought an ALu collapsable one and my daughter asked me to find another one cause she said I looked like I was 90. LOL.

For the last 2 years, I use one most of the time, even at work. I have a bunch of them. Adjusted to fit me. I have one`made from a tree, has some really nice design work and a bunch that I got at other stores. I have cut and shaped the handles so they fit my hand and I have one in each car, one at work and a couple at home.

I find them most useful at Xmas time when people lose thier manners, keeps the kids out of my way and helps to clear a path. I don't need to fall over some dummy either. Today - I would rather use this stick and get around a lot better than not have it and put up with an increase in pain, just due to my stubborness.

Find one that fits you and feel proud cause your still moving! - David
 
BTW - two of my fav sticks have red paint designs down then, one is black and the other is tan color. I choose the one that will stand out the loudest, given the occasion!
 
Edit - to include the main reason I never wanted to use a cane!
25+ Years, Sciatica, Lumbar back pain, Severe Stenosis L3-L4, DDD, Chronic pain - because the acute pain was never treated, Duh!

Post Edited (Centurion45) : 7/20/2009 1:28:59 PM (GMT-6)


LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/20/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Centurion45 I want to welcome you to HW forums. You will find a family within these forums. Any topic is up for grabs as long as it follows the rules..lol

My dad had a cane just like the one you said from a tree everyone liked that.

Thank you for your advice I just feel so strange getting one. My kids looked at my husband strange when he mentioned using my fathers electric wheel chair when we go to Flordia when it cools down. I would only need it if we went to disney land or something. But then a cane might make it easier instead of the dang chair.

Laurie
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Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

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merrygirl
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   Posted 7/20/2009 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I will be 31 in september. I bought my first cane about 1  year ago. It is a little more wodern looking than my great grandmas cane.
 
I decided to finally get one because I was going to a theme park with my kids lat tear and was afraid I couldnt walk. I have to admit I am embarrased to be seen with it.
 
My hubby kinda poked fun at me and said "your not using that, are you"? so now I am self concious.
 
I mostly use it around the house now. I use it alot to get up from sitting.
 
someday I am going to get a cane that has flames all over it~
 
good luck and remember it doesnt have to be permanent
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Chartreux
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   Posted 7/20/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I bought a cane with a pearl handle that is really pretty off the internet,
I had a torn PB Tendon in my foot about three years ago and the cane helped me get around better
with the huge boot they put my foot in, and I still use my cane every so often, if I'm going to be in large crowds
as I get bumped so much without it and people are more careful around you if they see you using a cane..

I only get self conscious every one in awhile and then I says "Who Cares""

It also helps me to remeber not to bend over, when I use it..My PM doctor's orders to me
no more bending over, now tell that to the rest of the world..hehehe....

do a google search on canes or look at walking sticks, I've been thinking of getting a walking stick,
the walking sticks look neat...
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Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 7/20/2009 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont use one, and I hope I never have to, but as if it helps people walk, then that's great. I have a friend that uses her scooter all the time, and never walks, and I keep telling her she's gonna get a bloodclots in her legs, but she doesnt beleive me. I tell her she should walk a few minutes several times a day to advoid it, but she's not doing it....cant say I didnt warn her...I told her to get a cane, but she's too hard headed to listen.

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Gretchen1
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   Posted 7/20/2009 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Laurie,
 
I use a can to manage my balance.  I have been using one off and on since my diagnosis three years ago (I am 46 now).  I have a slight visual delay and cerebellar brain damage that makes balance rough.  I need a cane pretty much any time I want to look up from walking.  Hehe.....that is most of the time.  I don't use one around the house.....I use walls and furniture lol.
 
I hated getting my first cane.  I was fitted by a physical therapist which I highly recommend.  I was also trained on how to negotiate stairs and such.  It was incredibly helpful and any doctor would write a script for a visit or two with a PT. 
 
I have several canes.  I have one that is sorta dressy wood with a silver accent.  I have one that is a sassafras tree root.  And I have my everyday one. It is black and I have painted flames on one side and I painted a tree with a raven silhouetted in a full moon.  I have some small silver beads and wax cord wrapped around part of it.  I have some small carved bone fish hanging from that cord.  It is like a bohemian hippy free-for-all.  I love it!!!! 
 
I higly recommend the PT and getting a cane that you LOVE.  If you have some personal/emotional investment in it, you will be more apt to use it. 
 
Start by shopping (that means looking....you don't have to buy) a good website with a huge selection. I really like http://www.fashionablecanes.com/
 
Good luck and have fun looking.  I tried so hard to avoid having my disease become part of my identity.  Well I can tell you it didn't work so now I embrace it and my cane is part of that. 
Gretchen  ~  diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
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Chutz
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   Posted 7/20/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for posting this topic. I am the one who posted it on fibro and I should have put it here too so I'll add my posting to this.

Thanks again, Lauri! and those who also pitched in comments. This is a very personal and emotional subject...one we have to work through especially the younger folks.

Oh, I think the link Gretchen posted above ^...up there...lol has some with flames. I saw them somewhere. They're a riot!

Hugs,
Chutzie
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Over the past several months I've notices people talking about either using canes or possibly buying one. I had that same issue back a couple of years. When I'm walking on flat areas I'm pretty good, but if I have to go up an incline or stairs or if I'm in a crowd of people or where they are walking by me fast...I tend to get unstable. I just could not bring myself to buy a cane. Those are only for <shudder> 'old' people. I'm not old...just very, very mature...lol OK, I'm getting older but mentally I am NOT ready for a cane. Well, inside I knew it would help but I just couldn't do it emotionally. I spent plenty of time in tears over it before I finally decided it needed to be done before I ended up falling and doing some serious damage to this body of mine. Now it may not be in very good shape, nor that attractive any more but it's the one I was issues and I'm sort of fond of it. Beside I have to make it last! smhair

So, I made the decision and started looking around. To my amazement they didn't look like the yucky old things my grandmothers both used. I found styles, colors, patterns, shapes and anything you could imagine. I wanted something I could carry and/or store in my rolling briefcase when I went to work so that meant a folding one. They are so light and handy. I looked and looked and found so many beautiful ones it was hard to choose! smilewinkgrin I ended up with a pink/peach floral design on white background that folded. It does NOT look old but I find that I get a lot of respect when I use it. People scurry to open doors for me, let me go first when waiting, and are generally more polite than average. My grandkids think it's so cool. A few of them like to use it for a hiking stick and a couple of the others pretend it's a rifle or cannon...lol It have been the center of many games.

Yes, emotionally it's a very hard decision to make. It was for me at least. But once I went ahead and started using mine on an as-need basis I wondered what took me so long to get it. I don't use it all the time but it's available when I do need it.

I looked around the internet and found some good sites for buying them. The prices range from under $20 to over $100...but for your 20 bucks you can get a beautiful, colorful cane. Below is a list of sites that you may want to look at. I have no personal or financial interest in any of these sites. I looked them up for your convenience. Also, most all pharmacies and discount stores like WalMart, etc. have them for good prices. But the online ones have such amazing choices. I found some with cats or dogs all over them, humming birds, flowers, trucks, fishing gear..you name it. I once had someone comment how lovely mine was because it matched the winter scarf I was wearing...lol tongue

I hope something in here helps anyone who's thinking of using a cane. Once you accept the idea that it will help keep you safe you will find it's easy to adjust to.

Hugs,
Chutzie

http://www.fashionablecanes.com/Designer_Folding_Canes.html
This one has cats, dogs, humming birds and lots of other choices.

http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1248064614/ref=sr_kk_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=hpc&field-keywords=walking%20canes
Large selection and price range

http://www.alltimemedical.com/category/Mobility_Aids_for_the_elderly/walking_canes.html
Good selection of sturdy products

http://www.houseofcanes.com/
Huge selection of colorful and stylish ones
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White Beard
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   Posted 7/20/2009 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Laurie
I have been using a cane for at least 9 or 10 years, My first cane I made, I have several that I have made, and my youngest daughter even brought me back one from Kenya when she went over there at the end of her senior year of college! When my youngest daughter got married over 5 years ago my brother inlaw made a comment "you aren't going to walk your daughter down the isle using your cane are you,? You look ridiculous using it!" My brother inlaw is a real jerk!  ( I think it runs in that family) Anyway Yes I did I had brought a special cane for the event! Actually my favorite cane is one I got from our local Pharmacy for 9 dollars. It is made of  european Chestnut it is extremely light but extra strong! It is alway with me! I am bent over and I lean to the right, I have  balance problems, and foot drop. Not only does the cane help me walk, I also cannot get up from a chair without using something to push me up, my cane is just the right tool to help me! You know I look at a cane as just another tool! You wear glasses to help you see, some people use hearing aids to help them hear,  I use a cane to help me walk and get up out of chairs. It is just another tool to help you do something in your life that you can't do as well without it! There is no shame in using a cane,  the only shame is for the people that ridicule and make fun of ones that use it.  You recognize you have a problem and a need and you have found a way to solve your problem and fulfill your need! Good for You!
 
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fatherjohn
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   Posted 7/20/2009 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I will openly and proudly admit I use a cane most of the time. After I was injured, I had to use a wheel chair and then moved up to a cane. I hated canes with more passion than most could realize. My father was a totally disabled WWII vet and walked with a cane. I still have indentations on my head as that was how he disciplined me. I was beat more times than I could ever count. I dreamed of cutting up his canes. He dies and I got one of his canes. By the way, just before he died he and I made ammends and had a great relationship. Any way, it was difficult to see myself with a cane but now they are just part of life. It helps especially later in the day when my back gives out and I have the support. I must be hard on them as I have broken two in the last month and I have a third that is not looking good. I but the type that come in sections as when I travel, they fit nicely in a suitcase. I am looking for a stylish one piece as It will probably hold up longer. I don't worry much about what others think as I do it for me not them.  We tend to give people more power over us than we should. 

Chartreux
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   Posted 7/20/2009 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
What about a walking stick, all solid wood except with maybe some rubber on the bottom?
Just a thought for you...
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Chutz
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   Posted 7/20/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
White Beard.....

Have you ever thought of making and selling some of those grand canes? I would imagine that many people would be interested in buying one. All it would likely take is to show your doctors, a few nurses and the folks at church probably already know your talents and you'd have some extra pocket change and a hobby you can enjoy on the side.

And to Fatherjohn! Check out some of those links I put in my post above... ^ up there...lol There are great walking sticks as Char mentioned, extra sturdy canes...you name it, they have it out there.

Hugs to our special guys!
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   Posted 7/20/2009 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Someone made me a really cool walking stick that did not fit a typical rubber tip you find in drug stores.  My hubby took a bicycle innertube and cut a palm sized hunk.  He wrapped that on the bottom and then cut a rubber band ring from that same innertube and wrapped it around that hunk.  It makes a great rubber tip.  I only use it when I am "off roading".  It might be a bit slick for smooth flooring. 
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Centurion45
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   Posted 7/21/2009 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
The issue I see for me is that there is no need to feel bad about using a cane. Yes- it is a realization that things have changed, I have something that has gotten to a point where I now need to use a third leg to get stable. Or - for myself- Stenosis - I find it helps tilt my spine just a degree or 2 and this keeps the pain at bay and gives me a few more yards without shooting lightening bolts down my leg. I know that for me it also involved greiving the change too. To say that there is no emotional baggage that goes with this issue, would be foolish.

I did not have a catatrophic event that brought me to this, I had 5 years of injuries, small ones that cumulativly left me in a state that I had to find ways to modify my work, play and everything in my life. Now - 25+ years later, I am still working to find things that keep me moving and I don't have any vanity. I just want to keep going and this is one way that I find improves my day.

As for people who comment on canes, and I have had that happen too - I look them straight in the eye and say - "There are days that I wish I could give this condition to you or anyone else, for a day, just so you could get a real understanding of what I live with, every day, and see why using a cane helps, but I realize that giving this to you - WOULD KILL YOU - because you don't know how to live with this - and you never could learn 25 years of experience in one day. Have a nice day!"
25+ Years, Sciatica, Lumbar back pain, Severe Stenosis L3-L4, DDD, Chronic pain - because the acute pain was never treated, Duh!


straydog
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   Posted 7/21/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Centurion I missed greeting you sicne you did not start your own thread. Welcome to Healing Well lol. I do hope you will stick around and hang out with us. We are a pretty close knot group as you can see and we are always here for each other. Someone is usually around to help out.
 
I have never had a sole ever comment to me about walking with a cane. The only time anyone has ever commented was to tell me how pretty the cane is.  I cannot imagine anyone havng the nerve to pop off to someone walking with a cane, how awful.  In fact, I have had people be more considerate because of the cane, things like opening a door for me, or even offering to carry a bag. I love having it when I shop because I am 5 ft tall and for some reason most stores think everyone is at least 6 ft tall. I use my cane to get things off the shelf that I cannot reach. lol. I always stand back when I do this. Mine is used for balance too. I have two bad knees that are not the most dependable ones in the world so, the cane is a great aide for me.
 
Yes, it took alot of nerve for me to work up using my cane in public but I soon got over that. Now, like you say its like having a third leg.
 
Anyway, welcome aboard. 
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Jim1969
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   Posted 7/21/2009 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
A 100 years ago a gentlemen would not be seen without a cane or some sort.

If you need one and the "image" bothers you just think of it as going "retro".

For the ladies; retro with a twist.
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Centurion45
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   Posted 7/21/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry - I do not wish to hijack the thread in any way - SD and others - I have lurked here for a couple years. Never really had much to say. But when I saw the note above and wondering whether to use a cane or not, I felt that I had to comment and reassure. I did not for a long time and it cost me a lot of pain. Cheers all - David
25+ Years, Sciatica, Lumbar back pain, Severe Stenosis L3-L4, DDD, Chronic pain - because the acute pain was never treated, Duh!


White Beard
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   Posted 7/21/2009 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi David

I am glad that you finally decided to chime in and join us. If you have been "lurking" around here for a while then you you probably have a pretty good idea on what we are all about! May I suggest that you start a new thread and introduce yourself  and share with us what ever your are comfortable with about yourself.  Again I welcome to this HealingWell  Chronic Pain  forum!

White Beard


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skrape
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   Posted 7/21/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I am 29 years old and I purchased my cane earlier this year. I have bad lower and mid back pain. I also shake uncontrollably when I am in a lot of pain. Sometimes when I try to get up or sit down, my back will not complete the task and I either fall back again when trying to get up or I come crashing down when trying to sit. Needless to say, these times that I fall do not do a lot to help my back pain very much. My problem isn't so much walking as it is getting up and sitting down; standing in one spot for more than a minute or so can make my back start to get worse real quick.

On the outside, I am the picture of health. I have no limp, have had no surgeries, no obvious problems at all. People look at me strangely when I have my cane, which is almost all the time now. A lot of times I end up just carrying it with me when I walk since that is not a big problem for me yet so I believe this adds to peoples confusion. I mainly use it to sit, stand or to stay standing for long(ish) periods of time.

I resisted getting and using a cane for a long time as a point of pride I think. I would think "I am not even 30 yet! I don't need a cane." I finally had to swallow the pride for fear of falling and hurting myself worse than I am now.


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LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/21/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow I go to work for one day and come back to so much advice  tongue    I acually talked with the hubby lastnight and he asked me why I didn't say something sooner?  I guess I will get one.  I think at the moment I need it when I get off work. By the time the drive home is complete a whole 3 miles my lower back is killing me and I'm bent over.  Maybe I'll just put it in the car.  I have to do alot of shopping with my teenagers for school clothes it will come in handy.
 
I'm not so worried about what others think I'm more worried about what I would think. Plus my kids I dont want them to think differently of me.  I know they won't cuz they are great.
 
As they say its all in my head!!! smhair
 
I love all of you
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Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all

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