|My cane baldric, braided from strips of T-shirt fabric|
I walked with a cane for several months, carrying it with a braided baldric that I wore when I rode my bicycle.
Use of the bicycle involved a different set of muscles than walking did, and I could effectively get around by bike even when it was difficult to walk.
I’ve regained mobility to the point that I no longer work with a cane. And during this past year, I’ve worked on prolonging the length of time that I can stand.
I try to pay attention to my body’s signals. When I am able to stand, that’s great! I honor it. But I give myself permission to kneel on a chair — and even to remain seated while everyone around me stands.