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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

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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

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What works? Part 3

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 3

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What works? Part 2

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 2

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What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS), like?

What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS), like? I see the question “how do you explain MS to others?” frequently in MS social media support groups. If the information is needed to tell adult loved ones then the suggestion to take the loved one to their next MS neurologist appointment is given. There are usually a few… Continue reading What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS), like?

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What works?

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?

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MS Instructions

Life is a balance between eating, resting, and activity. When you have MS, the balance adds on levels of complexity. Professionals will give contradictory advice “use it or lose it” and “conserve energy”. Ok. How?? You will also hear encouraging mantras. “Manage your symptoms.” “Manage your MS.” “Don’t let them manage you.” More great advice… Continue reading MS Instructions

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Travel Tips #3

I need to expand on my previous traveling advice. I found I have more to learn to travel successfully with mobility issues. I recently traveled using my tips to pick a house to rent on a lake. I used my tips to pour over descriptions, pictures, and even to contact the owner with questions. Picture… Continue reading Travel Tips #3

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Buyer Beware

This is a motto most people will expect for certain purchases like cars and also yard sale items like puzzles and board games. However most people will trust the guidance of professionals for other purchases. This is especially true if this is a professional you are paying for their expertise. As much as I lean… Continue reading Buyer Beware

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Hit the road with independence!

This can mean different things to different people. If you are 16 and just received your driver's license it means you can finally drive without a co-pilot saying "slow down", "you're too close", or "you see the light, right?" Or maybe your co-pilot acted very afraid by constantly stomping on a non-existent brake pedal. I… Continue reading Hit the road with independence!