Have you ever had to use crutches, a cane, or a walker?
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
December 6, 2018 6:30pm CST
My Winter balcony sunflower is still blooming, but it has a strong lean, as the flower is too heavy for the stem that supports it. It has taken to leaning on the chair next to it, so it can drink up the sun's rays. This got me to thinking about the time I had ACL surgery, and had to walk with crutches for a few days. After that, I used a cane for a few more days. Have you ever had to walk using crutches, a cane, or a walker?
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• United States
Yes and no. I had fallen off a cliff at a state park. I had to have stitches in my head. I also walked with a limp. My mother took me a clinic and they couldn't see any damage to my leg. They recommended me to walk with crutches. But I refused to use them. My mother had to use crutches when she broke her leg in a motorcycle accident.
• Pikeville, North Carolina
All of the above. For the first 3 weeks after my hip surgery last June I used a walker. Then for several weeks, I used a cane. Now, the cane sits in the corner covered with dust. I've had to use crutches in the past, once when I had stitches in my right leg as a teenager and again when I broke my left leg while in the Army.
@TheHorse I'd call it 98%, I still occasionally veer off to one side when I'm walking and have to be real careful making sudden turns when moving. I wasn't able to walk at all for about 3 days when it first happened, and then I was using a walker for a few days then settled for a cane. It was a pretty freaky experience, I was in an assisted living place for about 3 weeks.