Now that would have been funny!
My Mom has had trouble with nearly every body part you can imagine. She is veritable medical book diagram of surgery scars. I have been jokingly telling her for years she should apply for a medicinal marijuana license for pain management.
Luckily, this procedure went very well and by the time we drove home, she had abandoned her cane. She wanted to toss it my Aunt's lake where we were staying but I convinced her to keep it "for someone else who might need one later on."
With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.