Tip of the Week #2 - Mobility Tools and the perception of our MS as we interact in public view.
By August 8, 2011 at 7:13 pm 4,133 6 2
I approach this weeks discussion tip with a little more sensitivity because of the public perception. I've had to start using a cane this past week while in the public eye. My MS has been progressing to the point of instability and balance issues causing me to appear (my perception) drunk because I frequently catch myself grabbing for the walls or rails or even people around me. The cane adds a little more stability as I walk in public, but my "frame of reference" or "perceived frame of reference" is that people stare. So I wanted to know how many of you feel like this or am I being overly sensitive? Thanks!