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Old 30-12-13, 02:52 PM   #1
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Hi

Mick has finally agreed to use a walking stick, but only wants a folding one! Has anyone any experience of these? Or can recommend any?

Many thanks and Happy New Year

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Old 31-12-13, 01:38 PM   #2
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Hi,

Perhaps see if you can borrow one or two to try from an Occ Therapist before you splash out and buy one. Only reason I say this is that we got one for Mark but he finds it more trouble to try and think about using the stick and walking and balancing that it caused him even more problems!! Now it's just sitting all on it's lonesome in a cupboard!!
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Old 02-01-14, 12:01 PM   #3
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Brilliant,
I know I have seen them but if I was you I would look on EBay. You can get anything on there but check the feedback of the seller first.
My ex wont even use the bus that stops at his gate the silly barsteward. He says hes not that bad yet.
Hi Jacqueline

Thanks for your reply, I have had a look on ebay which was a great idea, they have plenty to choose from. Hope you are OK.

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Old 02-01-14, 12:05 PM   #4
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Hi,

Perhaps see if you can borrow one or two to try from an Occ Therapist before you splash out and buy one. Only reason I say this is that we got one for Mark but he finds it more trouble to try and think about using the stick and walking and balancing that it caused him even more problems!! Now it's just sitting all on it's lonesome in a cupboard!!
Thank you for your reply, that is a good point about using a stick and balancing etc. I'll have a word with the OT, mind you last time we meet her Mick sent her away saying there was nothing wrong!!! The vision of the walking stick all alone made me smile.

S xx
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Old 04-01-14, 11:16 AM   #5
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Thank you for your reply, that is a good point about using a stick and balancing etc. I'll have a word with the OT, mind you last time we meet her Mick sent her away saying there was nothing wrong!!! The vision of the walking stick all alone made me smile.

S xx
Hi Hun

The OT providing is best as you will probably already be aware. They can not just advise on which type is best, they wil be funding and make the replacements if the needs change.

However, I know where you are coming from where your Hibs isn't ready to accept he needs one. That said... I never suggested one for Steve a I was aware his grip was not good and it would be more frstratuing/dangerous than not using one.

If you do want to buy a stick, and e-bay isn't working out, I know our chemist has a supply of disability products so it might be worth ringing around your local (independent) chemists as they do a whol;e range f things these days.

All the best!

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Old 07-01-14, 11:11 AM   #6
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Hi Hun

The OT providing is best as you will probably already be aware. They can not just advise on which type is best, they wil be funding and make the replacements if the needs change.

However, I know where you are coming from where your Hibs isn't ready to accept he needs one. That said... I never suggested one for Steve a I was aware his grip was not good and it would be more frstratuing/dangerous than not using one.

If you do want to buy a stick, and e-bay isn't working out, I know our chemist has a supply of disability products so it might be worth ringing around your local (independent) chemists as they do a whol;e range f things these days.

All the best!

Trish
Many thanks, Trisha, wise words as always. I will see how it goes, I am looking into where to get one, but its so helpful to hear how others have been. Now I think about it I can see there may be more negatives to one than positives!
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