On Tuesday afternoon, my daughter took some time off work to run me around to a few places. I know I’ve mentioned here before I have neuropathy—nerve damage in my legs and feet—and on that Tuesday afternoon, we were still having wind gusts here in Covington, Kentucky. With that kind of wind, I can’t really walk around with my quad cane—just not enough support to keep me on my feet. I had to use my old 3 wheel rolling walker. I usually call it my “v walker” as it’s shaped like a ‘v.’
When I say it’s old, it’s the truth. For over a year now, it’s slowly been falling apart. My daughter noticed this on Tuesday.
After my errands, she insisted we take a drive over to Bernens Medical in Western Hills. To make a long story short, I’ve got myself a new 3 wheel rolling walker. It looks like the one in the photo except mine is burgundy in color
Now, I just want to say two things about this. . .
The first thing is I’m so blessed to have kids—in this case by daughter—who care enough about me to want me to be safe while getting around. Not everybody has this in their life, but I do.
And the second thing is, I never thought I would get excited about owning a new 3 wheel rolling walker, but I am.
I think, hell I know, that cherished possessions change when you get older. That Tuesday night, I must have stared and looked over that walker for 20 minutes. It’s beautiful.
(Image from Bernens Medical)