Tag Archives: wheelchair

Back in the Saddle

  About six months ago, a mobility equipment company up the highway and my insurance company worked together to get me a new wheelchair.  It’s quite a machine. My last wheelchair’s seat tilted back, which is a great feature that … Continue reading

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Words

It was in the winter of 1986 when I had my first MS symptom. It was peculiar and concerning that my vision was blurry in one place (as if someone had smeared Vaseline on an area of an eyeglass lense).  … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know Before Buying a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

Now that we have had our modified minivan for a number of months, we made a list of things that may be helpful for others to know before making a similar purchase.   We share the information not to influence a … Continue reading

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Bumps in the Road

Normal bodies are powered/fueled by food, water and sleep.  The output of human strength can reflect the amount and quality of input it is given. Needed strength  varies from day to day, and balance is found when input equals output. … Continue reading

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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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Stairway – Where Did They Go?

 In my last blog post “Stairway to Heaven?” (click here to see it), I wrote about images of the  path to heaven being a stairway – a unsettling vision for someone who cannot walk.  I’m not the first to think that way.  … Continue reading

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Back Door Friends

In the old neighborhood when I was growing up, we had back door friends.  The front door was more formal and used by those who didn’t know us well – solicitors, businessmen, and acquaintances.  But then there were back door friends … Continue reading

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Beware the Chair

There are commercials on television, especially during midafternoon hours, that show smiling people floating around on level sidewalks in flat parks on beautiful weather days on wheelchairs that look like fun and fit them perfectly while children lovingly prance around them and … Continue reading

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Hotel Accessible Rooms

At this phase of my life, I would consider a great job to be a consultant for a hotel chain or architecture firm. I have learned over time that hotels have categories of accessible rooms.  Sometimes an accessible room simply means it … 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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