Well, after a quite a few months of wobbling around, stumbling and tripping, I'm finally using my walking stick! I had it folded up in my handbag for about 2 weeks, then read a post on here about walking aids and how others have overcome the initial "not wanting to use it". It was at this point I decided that it was the right time to start.
I had worried that people would think that I was attention seeking, and looking for sympathy - the exact opposite! I must say that most of the time I feel much more stable - still poor on legs due to spasms and foot drop, but the stick is a bit like a comfort blanket!
The first few days at work and in the local shop were quite difficult, as people were asking what I'd done to my leg. I wish there was an easy way to tell them that actually, I haven't hurt my leg, I've got MS. Maybe someone might have a suggestion?
I've been using it for a couple of weeks now, and now I've got the hang of it (always had poor co-ordination!) I'll not be looking back. Apart from anything, if I try to do anything other than walk like looking backwards while walking, I fall over!!
Thanks guys - you're all stars.