Take It Easy

Stress & Anxiety, Winning the Battle

I have been trying to reduce the stress and anxiety from my everyday challenges, one of the biggest being my wheelchair. Although I have a fairly new plain jane, it is very uncomfortable. I avoided shopping trips and outings because of the stress and misery. I almost slid out of it many times so it was also becoming increasingly unsafe. At a recent appointment, I got so stressed from the discomfort I felt like I was going to pass out. I have a brand new power chair but no way to transport it. I finally found this gem, don’t even have to transfer to the uncomfortable infusion chair anymore. Score! Yesterday’s shopping trip was actually enjoyable. I got it from Walgreens website, able to return to store if unhappy, no restocking fee. I snagged a 20% discount from Retail Me Not, good till end of year. Comfortable and stress free.. Priceless.
Inspiration · Science & Medicine

Getting Back My Voice?

This is really exciting news! I have lots of voice recordings from my Digital Media classes.

How I Live Now: Life With ALS



This news is both moving and a profound reason for hope! When I was diagnosed three years ago, voice banking would have taken eight hours, and I simply didn’t have the strength – or money – for such an endeavor. As you will see in the video,141136 this company was able to recreate this man’s voice with only three hours of recording. Maybe one day, my half hour of recording will be enough to get my voice back!

“I’m shouting hard… This is the start!”

View original post

Inspiration · Noteworthy Quotes

Write Your Own Life Story

   Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.”

~ Walter Anderson

Gadgets I Like · Take It Easy

Problem Solved!

ez-off-jar-openerProblem: Opening jars and bottles (especially small water bottles) can be a daunting task, not only for people suffering from motor neuron disease, but arthritis and just plain getting old! My hands just don’t have the strength and it can get pretty frustrating. I love to cook but there is not always someone here to help if I need it, and let’s face it, I already use my teeth for more things than I probably should! Solution: The EZ Off Jar Opener. It gives me independence and it will still work in a power outage! Pretty simple. It mounts under a cabinet, can’t even see it. You can use both hands and it works with very little effort. If you can turn the jar, it WILL open. Hey, it even opens fingernail polish!