Tag Archives: walker

Wheely?

I almost went after her. I was sitting on my scooter at the end of the checkout line of a store, minding my own business, when she came up behind me and bent over in front of me, pausing briefly to place her … Continue reading

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Purseless

When you move with legs, your arms are free to hold and carry things. One of the frustrating things about using mobility equipment is that using it requires hands as well as or in place of feet.  That leaves your hands and … Continue reading

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Cowardice or Bravery?

There’s a woman I know, I’ll call her Tipsy.  Tipsy has MS too. Tipsy is very unsteady on her feet.  She shuffles across rooms moving her feet about 5 inches at a time.  In the nicest way I know how, I’ve … Continue reading

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SPARE TIRES – Wheelin’ and Dealin’

The hurdle of using a wheelchair is a big step emotionally, but when the obstacles can (and sometimes must) be overcome, wheelchairs can help to maintain or bring back a portion of independence. Our local classifieds are full of listings for … Continue reading

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SPARE TIRES – Scootin’ Along

Scooters are my preferred wheels and I’m so grateful for the one I have. I do have a wheelchair procured through insurance, but it’s my scooter I use the most. I like having the controls in front of me. I … Continue reading

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SPARE TIRES – You Walker, You Brought Her

A friend from college days used to twist any word ending in “er” into a sentence like the one above. Why it’s still funny I don’t know, except that I can still see his silly grin in my head after … Continue reading

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SPARE TIRES – Able or Cane?

MY STORY: I was feeling unsteady and knew I needed help getting around. One day years ago, on our way out of town, I stopped at the doctor’s office to pick up a cane. I honestly thought it was that simple. … Continue reading

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SPARE TIRES – When You Have a Flat

When a car tire isn’t working properly, it needs at least a spare to move without causing undue damage to other parts of the car. And so it is for our legs and bodies. The aids for mobility today are … Continue reading

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