|Note to concerned parents:|
I do not normally post pictures
of my legs on the Internet.
So, I dutifully got the prescription for a cane, and went to the medical supply store. Now, while I am tall I am not that tall, so I expected that I would have a number of choices when it came to canes. The first sign that I might be wrong came when the saleswoman walked up. The woman was 5' tall, if that.
As it turns out, I can get canes that will bear way more than twice my weight easily. I can get canes that will bear way more than five times my weight without too much trouble. What I cannot find are multiple canes for people my height. There was a grand total of one in the entire store. I was not amused; we are talking about an accessory here, after all!
So, if you happen to know a good source for canes they don't need to bear much weight, but do need to extend to at least 37-39 inches (it changes depending on my shoes), please let me know. In the meantime, my cane and I will be watching you...