How I learned to love my walking stick
I'm sure this is something many of us can relate to. I was very reluctant to use a walking stick, in my early 20s 20 years ago, but found it helped me hugely, and people were generally very understanding. It was also a clear visible sign that there was a problem they needed to make allowances for. I have cerebral vasculitis, in a very MS-like form. I always now use at least 1 stick, often 2, and sometimes my manual wheelchair.