Category Archives: Helpful Products

Making (almost) everywhere you go accessible

People like to fuss about making sure I can get into their homes. I appreciate the fuss but it’s no longer necessary since I started carrying my own portable wheelchair ramp in my van. If you have your own wheelchair … Continue reading

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Staying warm with muscular dystrophy

I am in a constant battle with family and friends over indoor temperatures. During winter I am freezing. During summer I am freezing. Basically I am always freezing and sometimes bloody after a hardcore fight over the thermostat. Physically I … Continue reading

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My wheelchair batteries

I have a Quickie S646-SE (same as just the 646 but with faster motors) that I use for daily use and wheelchair tennis. I often get asked about my batteries and what works best. I have had really good luck … Continue reading

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Use a camera bag to hold your wallet, cell, & more

One of the first questions I had when I started using a wheelchair was “What the hell am I supposed to do with my wallet?” I tried putting it in the front pocket of my pants, but that was uncomfortable … Continue reading

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The Kindle makes reading easier

I like to read books but I used to find it frustrating to be reading comfortably then having to adjust myself to be able to turn a page. I never thought having muscular dystrophy would affect my reading, but it … Continue reading

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How to find a cheap wheelchair

I have yet to get a wheelchair through insurance. First of all, my insurance wouldn’t approve the chair I wanted with the features I needed. Second, the deductible on my insurance is actually more than I’ve seen some used wheelchairs … Continue reading

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Weight belt as a leg strap

One of my biggest pet peeves once I started to use a wheelchair was that my knees and parts of my legs would always rub against the footrests because they’d always want to push apart. I discovered the knee pad … Continue reading

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Reacher

One of the most helpful products I have ever used is a reacher tool. Also called a reacher or reacher grabber this tool was helpful when I was walking and is helpful now that I use a wheelchair. Once I … Continue reading

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