After a couple days of hobbling around in excruciating agony, it occurred to me that my mother had left a cane behind on one of her visits. I got it out of the closet, and after that it never left my side. That included in the shower – I would just pull off the rubber foot after I got out to drain the water that had collected. That also includes sleeping with it, so that when I wake up I know exactly where it is.
Of course, since I associated that cane with my mother, after a couple of weeks I decided to get one of my own. More masculine. OK – I also get bored and like to shop on Amazon. So, I ordered one of these:
After a month, I have the following to say.
- Foam handle is softer on my hand
- Plain black
- Sturdy (300 lb limit)
- Not as sturdy as my previous cane. That one has a “T” handle directly over the shaft. This one feels like it flexes a little bit.
- Not as easy to get the rubber foot off to pour the water out after taking a shower
- The height that I got used to on the first cane seems to be halfway between two heights on this cane.
Conclusion: It’s a good cane, but for a larger individual like me, I’ll probably go to a “T” handle for my next purchase.