So today (June 13) was the first visit with my new wide based quad cane. Of course I had the base set for the wrong side at first, but that was easily fixed.
I started off on the Nu
Step machine. She wanted 5 minutes, I gave her 8.5 and could of kept
going but it was time to practice walking with the cane.
line walking was good, but had balance issues turning around. So out
come the orange cones. Now I need to walk circles around each one which
wasn't as hard as the turnarounds I was doing before. A wider radius helped.
Then came a walk outside on concrete and stepping off and back on a 6" curb. Wasn't the easiest, but I got it done.Since my truck was right there I changed into my sandles, since thats all I wear now. Watching me walk she noticed I wasnt walking heel to toe like I would wearing my AFO. With concentration I can overcome that.
speed with the walker was timed at 9.3 seconds with the cane 17.81 seconds in a 25 foot
distance. Next week I'm shooting for 16.75 seconds..at least.
let her borrow a book on hamburger places throughout the United States,
to bad none listed are local, or I'd suggest one for our lunch date
after 7-6, but any place will do.