Disable driving, MS Driving, Wheelchair driving

Assisted Technology Driving Lesson #2

Yea! I had my second AT driving lesson! My last lesson was 4 months ago and ended 2 houses away. The usual setup my trainer sees is a left hand control for the brake and gas petals leaving the right hand to steer and work the dash options. However, with a weaker right hand, I… Continue reading Assisted Technology Driving Lesson #2

MS, MS Driving, MSLiving, power wheelchairs

Golden Literider Envy

My first power wheelchair was the Golden Literider Envy. As I mentioned, I bought this power chair when I realized that I just lacked the stamina needed to use a rollator or cane for activities away from my home. I also had my daughter’s college orientation looming. Through online research I narrowed down my options… Continue reading Golden Literider Envy

MS, MS Device, MSLiving, power wheelchairs, Uncategorized

Golden Compass Sport SLE Review

As I mentioned, I had to get a new wheelchair as my old powerchair (Golden Lite/Envy) was considered portable and therefore not suitable for driving a vehicle. I ended up with a Golden Compass Sport. I have had it for a few weeks now and decided it was time review this powerchair. I describe this… Continue reading Golden Compass Sport SLE Review

AT driving, MS, MS Driving, wheelchair vehicle

My Journey to Driving with Assisted Technology, part 2

OK, where was I? Wheelchair van shopping. Shall we start that emotional rollercoaster together now? Maybe a MS joke first to lighten the mood? I’ve seen this one a lot of places and do not know the author. A person with MS walks into a bar. And a table, and a chair, and a wall.… Continue reading My Journey to Driving with Assisted Technology, part 2

AT driving, MS, MS Driving, wheelchair vehicle

My Journey to Driving with Assisted Technology

My path to driving with assisted technology began with a scary event - a traffic accident. Before the accident I compensated for the occasional difficulty easily. I reasoned I needed more strength training. It was working too. I even found myself climbing into the car the typical person way after being at the gym. This… Continue reading My Journey to Driving with Assisted Technology

MS, MS Device, MSGladiator, MSLiving, MSWarrior, power wheelchairs, Tips

Walking to Power Wheelchair Transition Tips

I have gone over points to consider when you shop for power wheelchairs, but I wanted to also give you some tips on using power wheelchairs also called power chairs.  It's hard to accept needing to use a power wheelchair.  It can be very emotional. Each device step further from walking unassisted is emotional. This… Continue reading Walking to Power Wheelchair Transition Tips

MS, MSGladiator, MSLiving, MSWarrior, Tips

What works? Part 4

I have purchased a variety of items that I thought would make tasks easier for me and my MS symptoms. Some have worked well and some have not. Many were recommended based on my symptoms, some were brainstormed, and some I stumbled upon. My issues are mobility, weak dominant hand/arm, balance and stamina. I have… Continue reading What works? Part 4