There's a new weapon in my war against falling. Meet the 4-poster cane.
The necessity for this implement was made clear yesterday in the bathroom when my regular cane slipped in a puddle on the floor (after my shower) and it dawned on me that with the winter months coming mit der schnee und eis (that's "snow and ice" for you non-Germanic types), a more solid basis of canery must be acquired, lest I tumble and cause a fracture to either of my acetabuli -- otherwise known as the "ass joint."
This should do the trick. This should do it nicely.