No more desperately holding on to the small handle above the door whilst your wheelchair slides around every time the driver takes a corner at speed, applies the brakes heavily or hurtles round a bend! No longer do you need to feel unvalued because whilst everybody else has to wear a seatbelt by law, wheelchairs … Continue reading Do you know this fantastic tip for travelling in black cabs?
I started taking clonazepam a couple of weeks ago and the first week I had a really good week but the second week was nowhere near as good so now I'm wondering if I have developed a tolerancy so quickly ? my husband is frustrated because I was given absolutely no information how or when … Continue reading Can you develop medicine tolerancy within 2 weeks?
The green man has gone! Yes, There is. no more green man when you want to cross the road. But fear not, he seems to have beem replaced by a...blue man???!!! Apart from that, the new sunglasses, which I was given by my local visually impaired team, were fantastic. Not only do they serve as … Continue reading What will the sunny world look like when I venture out for the first time in my special visually impaired sunglasses. ?
Everyone with MS knows that bladder problems can be the bane of your life . However, I recently read about how one MS sufferer has used a Japanese-style washer dryer toilet to help her maintain her independence. I never thought of that! What a great idea! Basically, you don't need anybody else to help you … Continue reading A Japanese-style toilet- could it be a game changer?
Be prepared to be flabbergasted. You may want to have a mirror by you so that you can see exactly what 'flabbergasted' looks like. Because that is the expression that you will be wearing when you finish reading about my experience yesterday. You must book assistance a minimum 24-hour's before travel. As with nearly all wheelchair … Continue reading Why is it always such a palaver when you take the train?
Remap custom-makes equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives http://www.remap.org.uk/ my physio told me about them, and they are an excellent resource in the UK, they seem to be ex-or retired engineers that really enjoy creating solutions. Look them up!
Picture this: There are three steps inside the house.. The three steps are located just after the bathroom door, and the bathroom door is next to but at right angles to the kitchen door. In order to get from the bedroom, which is up the 3 steps, my husband has to balance a ramp precariously … Continue reading today’s question: is there really no good way to find, sell or rent an accessible property?
We need to visit some potential bungalows and also check out the surrounding areas. The last time we travelled in a car, I really struggled to get in and out of it; transferring from my wheelchair to the passenger seat was really difficult and getting back out of the passenger seat was almost impossible because … Continue reading Today’s question: from where can I hire a wheelchair accessible vehicle?
.Learning to be a wheelchair user is an adventure. Not necessarily an adventure that I would choose, given the option, but here I am and I have to learn how to do things a new way. Nearly everyday, I have a new question