It all began last summer - June and July. First, it was having my arm go through a glass window and then, to add insult to injury, falling off the edge of a handicap ramp and smushing my left knee to mush.
Number One Son was adamant that for balance, it was time for a cane. THIS did not make me happy, at all, but he was right. It took me at least a month to accept that fact.
Online I went to look for a cane that would not look like a cane. Seriously. As I was looking for one that would not stand out, the music of "She's so Vain" was playing in my head.........
and want to know where I found something so unique. So much for being invisible.
When the canes arrived, the acrylic one was tall enough for a 6ft 4 in man. But, the glass and iron man nearby told me he could cut it down for me, which he did for less then $2.50USD. Voila!
At first I would forget to use it or take it with me. Then once I did start using it, I realized that I felt much more secure and now I notice when I do not have it.... Yes, it slows me down (I've always in the past been a fast walker) but I'm certainly being more careful and ABLE to get around.
Luckily I don't need it at home but on the treacherous cobble stoned streets of San Miguel, it is truly
Hence, the cane makes me able. No, this is not about those two guys from the Bible.
And, yes, I am going to do something else to make matters even better. I have also finally accepted the fact that it is past time to get my knees replaced. The logistics of it are a bit overwhelming as I
will have to go to Houston to do this. I have a call in to the assistant of the head of Sports Medicine at Baylor and we'll see what they say. That is where I had the torn meniscus repaired about fifteen years ago with great success. At the time, the surgeon gave me five years and said I would be back for knee replacement........
In the meantime, the cane will get a workout so that I can remain mobile until I can walk fast again!
Anyone having any first hand experiences with having a knee or knees replaced that wants to offer guidance will be greatly appreciated. No horror stories, please.
See you on down the road and not laying on the road! ha.....