Welcome to 2013! Since last year was largely snow-free, this is my first winter with the stick and, therefore, the first time I’ve had to negotiate slippery surfaces with dodgy knees. Traction is a priority, so I am thankful for sexy, warm, dry, and drama-free moonboots! Now I need to acquire a “claw” for the metal cane. But how useful will it be on clear sidewalks or sheer ice? I can hear you grumble, “How bloody often are you going to walk on sheer ice?” Glad you asked. As often as you don’t clear and salt your bloody sidewalk!
The rubber grip at the end of the cane seems quite sturdy on snow for now. It gives me (false?) confidence that my knees are stronger and that I can enjoy the outdoors more this season. I was thinking about snowshoeing in High Park. Not great treks, just a short trial to see if I can manage it. Or tobogganing. I can manage slideing on my ass downhill, right? Hang on. . . there’s an uphill part of that equation, isn’t there? Sigh. Must speak with my physio.