I’m FINALLY doing it, not always especially well. And often with a bigger pay back than I’d like. But it’s a foundation to work upon.
My desire to ease the pain and disfigurement to my walking stick hand has drove me to walk unaided, regardless of trendelenburg gait. I’m experiencing the biggest arthritis flare I’ve ever had, could this be lockdown related?
The walks are usually pretty flat and even ground, as I’m not looking to run before I can master a real walk.
Sadly the walks we’ve had have featured some nasty fires lately, probably due to the lovely weather we’ve had, making everything so dry.
Air was heavy with the scent of smoke and burnt trees. Sad to see it damaged. But from this we’ve seen new life sprout up already in a week.
My biggest issue with walking unaided is obviously the fatigue afterwards,it’s all too consuming. And secondly is the pain which spikes up. Then thirdly is the swelling the leg always has afterwards. Measuring on average 2 inches fatter than opposite hip.
For now I’m enjoying the accomplishment of walking unaided, even if it does cost me a few days to recover from.