I’ve been lucky to be given a FES to help with my drop foot. I can use it indoors with no problems but find that using it outdoors makes me feel so vulnerable. I’ve been used to being protected by a walker or having the protection of a car. I realise that it is something I’ll have to get used to but wonder how other users have coped with theirs.
It sounds like you just need to work on a bit of confidence. Try short walks on a route you are very familiar with, perhaps a park with plenty of benches, and build up slowly.
Just remember to take your time. I’m usually OK but anywhere with a non-slip floor, ironically, causes problems. Once you get used to it it’s a great thing, especially as your muscles are being moved the way that they’re supposed to.
lots of slow cautious repitition sounds like an idea. Good luck PS Iam as confident or unconfident with my FES outside as well as in. Mick