Originally Posted by Karen
I bought one of those last week after seeing a similar one on the forum. In the past, I wasn't able to walk for excercise because it really aggrivated my right shoulder. As soon as I saw it posted, I went out shopping and bought one. I got mine at a medical supply place for $15. I immediately tried it out and was very pleased. I have been walking every day now, which has really improved my mood! It is a little embarrassing, though....I have considered wearing it to bed, as I have the same problem. I don't think I could sleep in it.
Some of it the thing that if you had a broken arm and had a sling you would not feel sief concious. But, you do have a hidden disability...this sling protects you from flare ups and from the people around you bumping into you or not holding doors open.
It takes some time but you will get use to not having things slammed on you, someone helping you to lift items, caring about you....
I had a friend in a motorcycle accident and his arm has been paralyzed over thirty years. It is life, nerves are as serious if not more serious when you think of it as as a broken arm....broken arms heal.
If someone ask about the sling, you can just state that you have a nerve injury that is it....
I am so glad that you can do your walks now. As a friend says to us, manage your tos before it manages you.