My Walking Stick

I know anyone that has RA and it affects their lower back and spine can identify how painful it is. I am trying to discipline myself to stretch after an hours of sitting. It is getting much easier. See, I don’t do pain. My friend, my walking stick I keep in my car for emergencies. I have some days that I'm not able to get around without it. I went grocery shopping not that long ago. I didn't have my walking stick. I'm at the check out counter and I was looking for something to lean on. The people in the store line were looking at me to say, "are you okay?" I politely just said, "I’m okay, moving slow, but okay." That was a day I could have used by friend, my walking stick. I don't need it some days, but that is not always the case. For me, I really fear falling and really breaking a bone. When I had an aneurysm it has always concerned me falling. My stick gives me the support, if something gives out. My friend, (walking stick) will give me a better chance of not hitting the ground. My left arm is weaker than my right armband my stick helps. Waiting in long lines for an extended period of time, my stick helps. It's so clear to me that it was like yesterday, I could go anywhere without a walking stick. It makes you humble to not take the fact you can get around freely for granted. Many aren't so fortunate today. Although the pain I go through, it blesses me to be able to go where I need to go, walking stick and all.

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