i suppose some of you might think it strange
that i didn't seem to mind paying more at the smaller, local place.
Generally i am in favor of the smaller stores. If we don't patronize them, actually spend money there, they won't continue to be around.
Not only is such a purchase a support of local people, the service is better. Every time i've been in there, staff has spent at least 5-10 minutes helping me decide. i haven't bought something every time, just most of the time. And once several staffers between them spent nearly an hour with me. (i don't think i bought anything that day.)
i doubt the young staff i see at the local big box store would even have a clue about this product. And online purchases - even if i did decide to do that again, getting help from such places is difficult for me. Is it for others of you?
Update on the Canei reported to my primary care provider. He said it's great i finally got one (not that he'd ever suggested such a thing). Since my breathing is better, he's okay with my waiting until the scheduled December appointment to see my pulmonologist, but that ortho surgeon, i should get in quickly anyway.
So we'll see what i can do on that front. Meanwhile, i've learned that maybe i was more in need than i thought. Using it constantly, both legs are better, but if i try to not use it on the flat open floors at home, things get worse quickly.
Always something to learn. . . .