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Giving names to my assistive devices

Giving names to my assistive devices

I’m happy to report I have had no strange incidents with my wheelchair, Houdini, this week. My wheelchair might be trying to kill me. However it is only Wednesday and I’m hoping I haven’t spoken too soon. I name all my things: cars, assistive devices, even the TV (although that name was lifted from an episode of Friends). My first rollator name was JJ Walker, the character that said “Dynamite” on Good Times. It was a very heavy sturdy walker…

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The mental progression of assistive devices

The mental progression of assistive devices

This is so follow up or maybe part 2 of yesterday’s post. I’ve listen to many people and read many blogs that discuss the need for assistance devices and how they “aren’t ready”. A huge part of the progression of multiple sclerosis chips away at your personal independence. It’s a stage of the disease that affects the ego and the perception of normal or healthy. It’s when we start to look different from everyone else. When we can’t hide the…

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I have multiple sclerosis and I’m ok.

I have multiple sclerosis and I’m ok.

I have had multiple sclerosis for 18 years. It was Valentines Day 1998 when my symptoms started. Three days later I couldn’t really walk. First I saw an orthopedist he took one look at me and sent me to a neurologist. When he told me that it was probably MS. I cried. I cried because I really didn’t know what the hell MS was or what that was going to mean to my life. So here I am 18+ years…

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