Oh so nice to see you back,but sorry to hear you have been struggling. You know, in the past when my left leg feels like its dragging behind me lol, i too have thought about a stick,but like you thought about age.But why not ask your doctor or nurse for advice about this.Or look online as i have seen 'younger' people with the most beautiful sticks.In reality you need help.Who cares what people think!! As long as you are getting help to walk, there are sticks with handles adjusted,like on a slant to help with your grip.Ive seen allot of younger people with them as well as older people.I really would speak to your gp.Do you get the lower dla? By the sounds of it you should be claiming it which would help you to get a stick from them,but saying that it'll be the basic silver one.Im not sure how much the wooden ones are,but ask the doctor as he may be able to give you a website or point you in the right direction.
I am still here,just been on new meds so unable to function like i used to.I will pop back,just know im thinking of you all and hoping you are keeping on keeping on.xxxxxxx