I have been using a cane for just under a month now. It is interesting to see how much is confuses some people and calls other's to action.
The confusion I am sure is because of my face. No one believes that I am 48, turning 49 in about 10 days. But the cane instantly ages a person so they look at the cane, look at my face, and look at the cane again... then I am sure they decide it is weight related, and they move on.
Other's jump into action. As I am working on my vintage booth/business, moving furniture from time to time men and younger women jump in and take over. It is sweet, but they don't handle my furniture as carefully as I would, so sometimes I leave the cane in the car until I am done with my work.... and then I really, really need it.
Oh, the cane... why? Numbness and tripping... so I need it for balance. The physical therapist is working to fix the issue, and I am working do drop a few pounds because I am sure that will help.