MS Mondays: Week of August 13

As I was researching ideas for this week’s MS Monday post, I came across an article about a British woman, and MS sufferer, who created a clothing line for women with disabilities. Her collection features clothes that women can easily pull on and off and won’t get in the way of medical devices and wheelchairs.  And while her website seems to be down for me (www.xenicollection.com if you want to try it out yourself), it made me wonder what other products are being designed for people with MS? Here are some of the things I’ve found.

 

Handybar

The Handybar is a neat contraption that fits into the car door striker (the metal u-shaped hook that the car door latches onto when it shuts) and gives you a sturdy grab bar to hold onto when getting in and out of a car. The handybar also is a seat belt ripper and glass breaker in an emergency. The product is made by a Canadian company but is available for $20 on Amazon.com.

 

Single-Handed Cutting Board

This cutting boards makes it easier to cut fruits and vegetables when you don’t have full mobility. The spikes hold the object to be cut in place, while the not-skid pad keep the board from shifting during cutting. The board also features raised corner pieces to assist in sandwich making and cutting. It is available for $44 at www.dynamic-living.com.

Universal Turner

The Universal Turner makes it easy to turn small knobs. It has round plastic spikes that mold around the object you are trying to turn. With a small movement to the left or right, the knob turns. The large handle makes it easy to use even for someone with limited hand function. It is available at www.dynamic-living.com for $21.

Dragon Naturally Speaking

If you don’t have the dexterity to use a computer, Dragon NaturallySpeaking may be able to help you. This speech recognition software can allow you to control your computer using your voice. Open files, control your mouse and create documents just by talking! Visit http://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htm to find the software that works best for you.

 

Polar Products Cooling Vests and Accessories

Heat sensitivity is a problem with a lot of MS sufferers, and that’s why Polar Products has a wide variety of vests and scarves designed to keep you cool. Their product page has a ton of styles, too many to mention here! Visit www.polarproducts.com for more info.

 

And while we are on the subject of looking cool and feeling cool, check out these canes and wheelchairs! 

Fashionable Canes

If you are having gait problems, your doctor may recommend using a cane. You may think using a cane will make you look weak or old, but not if you’re using a one from Fashionable Canes. They have over 1000 canes in stock! Antique, classy, formal, fashionable, and creative are just some of the styles they carry. They also offer folding canes, quad canes, and flashlight canes. Find your favorite at www.fashionablecanes.com.

 

Colours Wheelchairs

If you feel your wheelchair could use some spicing up, visit www.colourswheelchairs.com. They offer everything including everyday wheelchairs, sport wheelchairs, wheels, tires and casters.

The Razorblade is one of the most popular styles.

We hope these products will be useful for you. If you have any that you’d like to recommend, feel free to put your suggestions in the comments!

And finally, here’s today MS Monday Motivational Moment:

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Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation’s leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer’s initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

One Response to MS Mondays: Week of August 13

  1. Paul says:

    Great to see this Blog! I have started a new chapter of my life, openly discussing my MS as I venture down a new road, the Endless Road Tour
    A man with MS….
    A motorcycle ….
    A million miles…..
    Please check out my mission, join me for all the laughs and tears, it will be a great ride!
    Longhaulpaul

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