Queen Elizabeth, 95, used a walking cane at Westminster today for comfort

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Sixteen days ago, I significantly strained my glute and lower back. I still don’t know exactly what I did and how, all I know is that two weekends ago, I started having real issues with bending, kneeling and leaning. It’s been a literal pain in the ass and you guys would laugh if you saw the makeshift ways I’ve been trying to function in daily life or the myriad curses I’ve come up with when I’m trying to stand from a seated position. Thankfully, I’ve been getting better.

I’m nowhere near the Queen’s age. QEII is pretty resilient and her body has held up surprisingly well considering her advanced age of 95. She’s had surgeries for her knees and eyes and the last time she was significantly ill, it was merely a heavy cold. Still, that heavy cold was enough for people to review Operation London Bridge, the Queen’s death and funeral plans. I can only imagine we’re about to get the same thing this week. The Queen used a walking cane as she entered Westminster Abbey this morning. I feel her. No judgment. I probably should have used a walking cane too this month, and I truly thought about investing in one.

This is apparently the first time QEII has used a cane since 2003, when she had an operation on her knee. Becky English at the Daily Mail says that the Queen is apparently using a cane today for “comfort” as opposed to a specific injury. She’s 95 and she has bad knees and possibly a twinge in her back. Why don’t they let this elderly woman stay in bed with a heating pad, for the love of God.

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