Within a few months of seeing me for psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia, my rheumatologist could see how much I was struggling to walk any distance. In fact, it was he who suggested that I get a parking placard for my car and handed me a form with his signature to get one asap. What was strange is that he never discussed use of a mobility aid.
Accepting the need for a mobility aid is not an easy thing to do. Listening to asinine opinions from judgmental idiots is worse! I wish they would just do us all a favor and just STFU!