Home accessibility, Kitchen accessibility, power wheelchairs, Tips, wheelchair access

Adjusting Your Home

I have recently made some adjustments to my home to accommodate my wheelchair use better. I have already described how a son helped me access my back patio by making me an unattached platform to work with a suitcase ramp. While sipping an iced beverage on the patio, I began planning my next steps in… Continue reading Adjusting Your Home

MS Device, power wheelchairs, Tips

Power Wheelchair Footplate Hack

A problem I have with my Golden Lite/Envy power wheelchair is with the footplate. No matter how it is adjusted, the footplate does not stay flipped up.  This makes it difficult to get in and out of the seat. It can even hurt if the footplate falls on your ankle or scraps your calf.  As… Continue reading Power Wheelchair Footplate Hack

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

MS, MS Device, MSGladiator, MSLiving, MSWarrior, Tips

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

MS, MSGladiator, MSLiving, MSWarrior, Tips

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?

dairy free, gluten free, MS, MSGladiator, MSLiving, Tips

Gluten Free & Dairy Free Update

I am not pushing either of these diet options. Believe me, I wish I didn't need to follow these diet restrictions. I personally feel better overall being very limited gluten. Being dairy free helps with a specific medicine side effect. I have continued to push the envelope on the definitions and tried more of the… Continue reading Gluten Free & Dairy Free Update

Accessible Travel Tips, MS, MSGladiator, MSLiving, MSWarrior, Tips

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

Accessible Travel Tips, MS, MS Device, MSGladiator, MSLiving, MSWarrior, Tips

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!

MS, MSGladiator, MSLiving, MSWarrior, Tips

Heat/Humidity Sensitivity

I am going to focus the next several blogs on tips for specific MS symptoms. Everyone's MS journey is unique including the road to diagnosis, medicines, symptoms, and symptom severity. When a new symptom pops up, please contact your MS provider so it can be treated soonest AND determine if it is MS or medicine… Continue reading Heat/Humidity Sensitivity