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October 25 2007 Neuromuscular Diseases Newsletter

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Have a Licence for your Walking Stick or Cane?
Whether you call it a walking stick or a cane, there is more to it than most of us may think. Even the material it is made from, varies according to the user’s need.

Greetings, and welcome to the 25 October, 2007 Neuromuscular Diseases Newsletter
This free newsletter is put out weekly and provides a wealth of information for anybody living with or interested in Neuromuscular Diseases and the effect it has on people’s lives.

Naming your Cane or Walking stick?

People receiving a new kidney usually give the new kidney a name. What about your Cane or Walking Stick.

My cane is a little longer than it would be if I wasn’t blind. As I use it as my assistant in walking as well as instead of the long, white cane blind people normally use, I call it my “lengthened finger” as it tells me where I am going too.

Because of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) my balance is also affected. My cane is also my “third leg” and I refer to it like that when I am walking with someone guiding me.

Come on folks, I don’t want to stand on the soap box alone, let’s have some feedback from you.

Thoughts for the week:

"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant."
- Socrates

"To be successful you have to enjoy doing your best while at the same time contributing to something beyond yourself."
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"There is no substitute for guts ."
- Paul Bear Bryant

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