@saeternes: meant to include comment about walker in my earlier post. Since I had no clue about walkers, I accidentally ended up with a loaner that had 4 swiveling wheels. We had removed all area rugs from long hallway and traffic areas in the house, so other than the bedroom I was faced with hard surface floors (hardwood, tile, synthetic tile). Yikes! Instead of providing support, the swiveling motion was hard to control. I ended up expending a lot of energy just to keep from bumping the darn thing into walls. That’s one of the reasons why I found it easier to leave it be. The loaner place is only open certain hours of certain days, and by the time the next business hours came around, I had gotten used to moving around on my own, and did not go and exchange the wayward walker for a stationary or at least fixed wheel one. I’m pretty sure I would have used a walker for a longer period if it actually had been helpful, instead of stressful.