Today, my wife, my son's Sister in Law, and myself took a very informative walking tour of the historic district of Pensacola. Since we moved to Florida, we have been trying to acclimate and my wife thought this was a good opportunity to learn more about Pensacola's history. The tour was two hours long and conducted by a History Professor from a local college with 50 years teaching experience. He was marvelously entertaining and very informed. It was naturally hot our and very humid, but this is East LA!
But, I am sure you really want to know how I did with my wheeled walker. I believe the correct name for my device is rotalator. In any case, it and I did very well. I purchased a model with eight inch wheels and it handled the bumps, cracks, and sidewalk debris without a hitch. But the best part was the seat!! Other people in the tour, those not needing the assistance of a device like mine, were envious. At every stop on the tour, I had an instant, comfortable seat, and I used it! This kept me from getting too tired.
One of my issues is stamina. I get tired quickly when I am out walking or doing something. My cane helps me keep stable, but a long walk, or in this case, tour, makes me tired. Without a place to sit down, I am in trouble. So, I normally avoid this type of event. Now with the walker, I will be able to go more places.
In the past, I would have been embarrassed to use such a device, but now, I use what works. The heck with appearances, and I recommend one for anyone with issues like mine. You have a choice; You can either stay home, fall down, or use a device that works for you! And like I said, I was the envy of 50 people. So, I would say my first outing was a success!