Slam dance made some good points.
My invitation was driven by the hope that camaraderie, support, motivation, and the desire to keep going would be provided, and be helpful.
Those things were provided to me by my son. Not to bore anyone with my story again, but I bought a unicycle 2 weeks after major spine surgery, as a motivator to do everything I could to rehabilitate, and learn to walk and move and ambulate correctly again. In short, to work on proprioception to the point that I could learn to ride the unicycle I bought. My son taught himself to ride it while I recovered.
10 months after my first surgery, after learning to walk correctly again, and after my son had patiently answered my every question, and communicated very well how it felt to encounter the different aspects of learning to balance on and ride a unicycle, he ultimately ended up walking away from me one afternoon after saying, “You can do this. You are riding 10-15-25 feet. You can balance. But, you are afraid of falling. You might fall. But, you are going really slow. You will most likely just step off awkwardly. You can do this. But, You Need To WANT To. (Check out my User ID) He said that last bit after turning his back and walking back to his unicycle in the street, AND HE RODE AWAY, leaving me to try, try, and try again. The next day, I rode 30 feet. Then soon after, 30 yards. Then, in the span of an hour, 100 yards. (My son captured it on video.)
That 100 yards wasn’t pretty. And, my legs were toast. I didn’t yet know how to pedal efficiently. That piece of advice was provided by @Duff . He said, “Focus on lifting your back foot instead of pushing the front pedal down.” Genius advice.
Last summer, I had progressed to the point that I could ride 200 yards at a time. Then, further. Then further again. Then I learned, “Who cares if I have to dismount? Just get back on and keep going.” I started riding further.
Now, I ride 2 - 3 miles with my dog on a retractable leash, and I track how many UPDs I have, but I don’t get caught up in it. I mean, my dog having to poop counts as a UPD!
So, please don’t give up.
If you can’t find someone to ride with, PM me. I will meet you halfway off of I45 (Madisonville), or I will meet you in College Station. If necessary and/or beneficial, I will bring three different 24 inch unicycles, all with different crank lengths (In case that allows you to find a combination that feels more comfortable).