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Those of you on crutches will understand why I ask this question. Mine spends most of its time on the floor. Whilst I need it every time I get up, I sometimes curse it when it falls with a clatter to the ground, making me bend down to pick it up. I have two of course but only use one. It is an elbow crutch. There are pros and cons with it. People in supermarkets rush to help me and push me through to the cashier before them and I also get help with putting my shopping in the car. To get about and to remain as independent as I can, I use it as without, I would be static. I need it. It doesnt seem to feel the same way about me when it crashes down on tiled flooring. After using it for a short time I had a nasty mark underneath my elbow which doesnt disappear. I think of myself as lucky all the same as I think of others far worse off, some very young back from wartorn places without legs or arms at all. So we crutch-users ought to think ourselves well off in comparison. Good health to you all.
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