Disability Aids

Why We Shouldn’t Test Our Physical Limits To Make Others Feel More Comfortable

Disability

  By Heidi in The Mighty.   Whenever I am scrolling through chronic illness forums online, I usually come across posts about mobility aids. Having postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS, I understand what it feels like to use mobility aids in public without an obvious physical disability. “But you don’t look sick.” “Are you […]

How Do I Know If I Need A Wheelchair ?

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  From How To Get On.   Many people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” find that too much physical activity can make their condition worse. Sometimes permanently. Pacing, resting, and using equipment like wheelchairs and scooters can be important tools in helping yourself. How do you know when the time has come? Stories and […]

An Apology To My Wheelchair

Wheelchair

    From the Creamcrackered.me Blog, dated 11 March 2019.   Around two weeks ago it was International Wheelchair Day and this got me thinking about my relationship with my own wheelchair and the journey we’ve been on together. So, I decided to write a little something about my new identity as part-time (ambulatory if […]

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My First Powerchair For Chronic Illness

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    By Natasha Lipman.   It took me a long time to come to terms with deciding to become a wheelchair user, but when I knew that I was ready it was like a switch flicked in my brain. For the first time in years, I had a ‘real job’, and even the few […]

I’ve Been Told To Wait Three Years For A Wheelchair That ‘Can Go Outside’

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  By Frances Ryan in The Guardian.   One of my abiding childhood memories was being given my first wheelchair. Until I was six, I had to resort to a large buggy, a mass of translucent plastic frames and ugly grey wheels. It was through the charity Whizz-Kidz that I finally got my first wheelchair, a streamlined […]

Best Stair Lift Companies

Stairlift

  By Shelley Webb, Senior Products Contributing Editor in Consumer Affairs.   People who have trouble navigating stairs due to injury or disability, including those who can no longer walk at all, may be able to take advantage of stairlifts. Stairlifts allow users to sit comfortably in a seat that takes them up the steps using the […]

Practical Solutions To Everyday Spoonie Problems

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  From ‘A Journey Through The Fog’. Having a chronic illness like ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia means everyday tasks can be challenging, exhausting and painful. But there are steps we can take to make life easier, to limit the stress caused and to conserve our energy for more enjoyable activities. Here are some practical solutions to […]

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