Needless to say I panic if in a crowd or big store unless I can hang on to my daughter or husband. Now as long as I have a buggy to hang onto ..I am good. I still fall some times at home...so very careful when out. I gave my 1st speech to a crowd last year. I had given my last one in 05. Me in a nut shell.
So I have adapted. I do not go out much. My husband makes sure to take me out for rides once a week and out to a quite dinner or lunch. I may go shopping with him twice a month. We moved back to our small home town last year and I have been getting connected to friends from here on FB. Yesterday I was invited to coffee w/ 3 of these friends this week. It did not hit me till I told my husband he would have to drop me off and maybe pick me up. I realized it has been 7 years since I went some place alone. I always have my daughter or my husband w/ me. This was such an eye opener for me. My husband said not to worry I will be ok.