@Denny39 I had a similar thing today. My first trip to my local pharmacy and a neighbour asked why I hadn't got rid of my sticks. It's only been 3 weeks! We were advised to use a stick until we could walk without a limp. Like you, I can often manage indoors, but even then there are times when it's painful and I know I'm not walking properly without one. Our pavements (sidewalks) are quite uneven and the last thing I need is to trip so I use 2 sticks outside at present. He then admitted he'd tripped over a raised edge recently, smashed his glasses and bruised his face badly and he hadn't just had surgery! People just don't think, or they think they know more than the medics. Mind you,I suppose I underestimated what this recovery is like before I got here. Thanks for reminding me that my other issues might well affect my recovery too. You hit the nail on the head.