Thursday, September 17, 2015

Using my cane to verify


It sure helps whenever I can use my cane to help me verify things. I do this whenever I am not sure of my surroundings and I want to get a handle on what is around and close to me.

If I am uncertain then I stick out my cane in a gentle manner and start probing. This is how I found the unexpected rolled up carpets in my hallway one day. After being alerted by the smell of new carpets close by, I took my cane and began to explore.

If something falls out of my hand and onto either a bare or carpeted floor, I use my cane to help me verify where the said object has fallen. I do this in a measured way, moving my cane back and forth in small strokes and in a circular motion.

The strategy for me is to go slowly and gently. To move my cane around in small and narrow strokes so as not to miss anything. This is the method that sure works for me. It works like a charm and when I have located what I am looking for, the rest is easy.

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