When I leave home and meet new people, I feel that many seem to be curious about why I am using a cane or a walker. I often would like to try to explain to them a little bit about my Ataxia. I wonder, though, if they would understand, or believe, whatever I might tell them. I would like to know what other persons with Ataxia usually do when meeting people who seem to be curious about their physical situation. Also, for most persons with Ataxia, does the attention which some other persons pay to their walking problems, very often discourage them from leaving home?