• I am not your “what’s your excuse”

    Over the last year as my health has diminished I realized I would need a mobility aid to keep up with my life. Grocery shopping wore me out, long walks made my knees hurt and give out. Taking my kids to parks or play dates was an exhausting idea. I have three children, 5 and under, and I use a cane when I need to be upright for any significant amount of time, I also use it when I know I’ll be walking on uneven terrain. (My daughter ran off with my cane for an “adventure.”) The reactions I’ve received to my intermittent use of a mobility aid vary from…