I remember how I felt when I first brought and received my cane back in February this year, I have Fibromyalgia. I was embarrassed and scared to use it in public, I mean I was a 19 year old, a few months before I had been working with young children and constantly active. It was impossible to come to terms with having a walking stick.
But now only 6 months later I am so comfortable (most the time) with my Gregory (named my stick after House md). The looks I get some time are hard to shake off but my cane has given me my life back, it allows me to walk and be able to do everything with other people. It has opened up my life and keeps me as active as I can be.
I am proud of my Cane and it is a wonderful at helping me carry on my life.
just to add each photo is at a certain point in my life that my Cane allowed me to do, Wembley I would have not been able to go to London and see such an amazing gig and meet such amazing people. Then the bottom ones are they day after Wembley when I went to London Zoo and got to see my adopted Hippo. Then my brother Graduation, a long day but I couldn’t have done it without the cane, and I am stupidly proud of my brother. And the final one is only last weekend when Ben took me away for the weekend, a beautiful weekend at the Lake District, a lot of walking but again my cane allowed me to to it all and I enjoyed myself so much in all these photo’s.
Also I forgot to add, Thank you to all my Tumblr people for the support of me getting my cane and getting used to it, and extra special thank you to @Valderie (sorry I can’t do links) but that woman has helped me through so much and even though she lives all the way in america (Boooo) I would be a mess without her support and kind words. <3