I am blessed with a loving wife and two boys. Supporting family, relatives.
For many years I worked in a seated position for hours as my body diminished.
The steps of my decline were clearly progressive.
-Sports car, automatic, minivan, hand controls, Scooter lift.
-Walking stick, Walker, Scooter, Power chair.
-Entry ramp, hallway hand rails, shower bench
and handles on every wall of the bathroom.
-King size bed to an adjustable twin.
I am blessed with a loving wife and two boys. Supporting family and relatives.
For many years I worked as a Graphic Designer or PrePress Operator and sat 8 or more hours a day. It was great because my MS didn't interfere with my work for years, while my unused muscles quietly atrophied. Brain Fog which required me to double check everything, was an embarrassing challenge. Errors slipped through often enough, so that I rarely held my positions longer than a year and a half.
Taking notes was always necessary even as my writing was getting worse. By 2003 the walking stick was required at all times. In 2006 I bought an AutoGo 550 Scooter for use outside the house and car. In 2007 I aquired a minivan, and had a Hercules 3000 lift installed in the back to load the collapsable 130lb. scooter.
May 2008 saw my retirement from all work and the purchase of a used Pronto M51 power chair. It is my best friend and my easy chair is my . . .