I'm currently skiving off work at the express insistence of the company doctor for the rather specious reason that my legs have developed a habit of collapsing under me at inopportune moments. Some days, I'm fine, other days I have difficulty walking more than a few yards or have to go up stairs on my hands and knees. The legs will just give way irrespective of how I feel at any given moment, but it does seem to happen more when I'm turning after just having stood up. My neck can also play up making it difficult to drive (can't keep hands on wheel for long) or, occasionally, pick up cups of coffee single-handedly. I had been using a single stick at work, not necessarily because I needed it (although there are a few days when I do), but to give something to stop me falling; the stick isn't always successful and can make it worse by jarring my neck and shoulders. Currently awaiting neurosurgeon appointment. I would like to return to work, but work are leery about me returning without something being done about it or the cause determined and mitigation effected. In the mean time (or long time, as may be the case) I was wondering what options might be available to reduce the chances of falling over and lessen the impact when I do (I'm not sure my knees are awfully fond of the process). My wife, bless her socks, has suggested that I use a wheelchair or zimmer frame but I'd feel like a complete fraud using a chair (my step father was paraplegic) and I'm not sure my pride would let me use a walking frame whilst I've still got my own teeth. Are there any "Manly" options that would help me avoid feeling like a total prat (not that I think those who do use them are prats, but they're proper disabled whereas I can walk several hundred yards on good days). Does anybody make SLR-shaped walking sticks or quarter-staffs that turn into light-sabres?