So, currently whenever I am anywhere that requires extra walking (WDW, airport, zoo, etc) I use my cane and it reduces my pain dramatically. My wife suggested that for our Christmas 2012 trip that I use a walker (the fancy ones with wheels and a seat). This appeals to me as things like pushing a shopping cart help better than my cane. Plus I would have a seat whenever I needed one and a basket, removing the need for my ever so fashionable fanny pack I do have some major reservations about using one though. Is this going to make getting around a Christmas even more difficult? Are they hard to push? How easy is taking it on the buses? My biggest roadblock is 100% mental. I can't stand the stares I get while using my cane, I expect them to be worse with a walker, "why is that mid-30s man using a walker" etc. Also my dad is going to be with us and I am having a hard time thinking that it won't be a topic of conversation all the time. He has good intentions but thinks that there is some solution that I am just not finding and is always trying to help me find it, even though my mom has the same condition I do and going through the same issues. Thanks for any answers or advice!!