Shower Chair Anyone?

I never even looked at Shower Chairs!  Now everyday I am grateful for being able to get ‘pressed and dressed’ and the Shower Chair is essential!

I have found purpose in my circumstance of life with MS. I want to help others with multiple sclerosis, Choose joy in their MS reality. Trish Robichaud and I have created this website, and a Facebook community, where people with MS can find information, comfort, and support. Our hope is that people with MS will find, as we have, joy in living, no matter their circumstance.

I have a vision for www.Multiplesclerosis–relief.com to be a place where people can find tips about living with MS and a convenient place to purchase items that make life easier. I want to share information that has helped me.

I wish I would have taken out the tub and replaced it with an accessible shower before it was necessary, but I didn’t. So, I’m excited to share with you this little tip ~ using a specially designed chair to climb over the tub.

My daughter agreed to film me and when I watched it, I saw for the first time, how I appear in motion. During my MS experience, I’ve only been filmed when updating my walking progress. These updates only show me walking in a straight line close to items that may assist my balance.

It’s disappointing and discouraging. Watching this movie brought to light another personal growth opportunity.

I recognize that in today’s society, disease is often viewed as a failure of the medical profession, or with this new understanding of the Law of Attraction, a failure in one’s self.

I have accepted my life as I am experiencing it, and as I said, found purpose in it. I realize that life-expectancy is not severely diminished by Multiple Sclerosis, it is most often the quality of life that is affected.

It’s a difficult place to be – plan and work for our dreams and accept whatever is given to us. Difficult, yet possible to be happy. Today’s growth simply began with watching a video of me and a shower chair.

Tell me about your experiences in the comments below. When you were diagnosed did you think you would ever have difficulty with something as easy as getting into the shower? Are you prepared for the unexpected?

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Find Your Joy,

Linda

About our Co-Founder: With a bachelors in Social Work, Linda is 53 years old, happily married with eight children and 17 grandchildren. Diagnosed with MS in 1995 and now having accepted and truly embraced her new reality, Linda has created MSrelief.com. She is dedicated to proving that joy can be chosen while living with Multiple Sclerosis. Linda specializes in helping others, especially those with MS attain the lifestyle, independence and happiness amid living with MS.

14 Comments:

  1. Hi Linda
    I love this idea. So simple and an inexpensive fix compared to renovating your bathroom.
    I love your video and demonstration. You should do more of these.
    Sue

    • Thanks Sue~
      I appreciate your saying so. I plan on doing more demonstrations, I think that’s the most entertaining! 🙂 Even if I don’t like the way my hair looks! 🙂

      When my husband retires, we’re going to be moving down to the states, that will be the time to get a bathroom with a shower only instead of a bathtub!
      Linda

  2. Linda,
    Great tip for people with MS. I do not know anyone personally, but your site is going to help a lot of people.
    It is amazing to me you brought up Law of Attraction. I believe that failure is in one’s self, too.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Jaden

    • Jaden,
      Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope my experiences can help others! People suffering with this dreaded disease really can be happy, I am!
      Linda

  3. Great tips Linda. This would be very helpful not only MS people but also for aged who have difficulty with this aspect.

  4. Such an inspiring blog, Linda. You are providing not only great tools and resources for people living with MS, but you are a shining light for the community as you choose happiness and positivity.

    Thank you for sharing this immediate and convenient solution with the chair. I will be spreading the word about your blog for sure!

    • Beth~
      Thank you for saying so! I never in a million years thought my ‘purpose’ would be to help people with MS! It took me years to admit I have it and even longer to accept that it’s not going away! I hope I can help people to accept but not expect it! I still have a few ideas to try – next week I’ll start having my mercury fillings removed. We’ll see!
      Linda

  5. Thank you Linda for sharing this. I have a friend with MS and I will be sharing this with her. People like you are an inspiration to us all! I look forward to more of your posts.
    Take Care,
    Barbara Harnsberger

    • Thank you Barbara~
      I really hope it’s true, that I can help others suffering from this dreaded disease! Despite MS, I am extremely happy! I want everyone who suffers be as happy as I am!
      Linda

  6. Linda,
    Thanks for sharing with us your passion to help others improve the quality of their life. Your positive and upbeat approach to a solution on a daily activity is refreshing. Addressing the needs and concerns of others suffering with MS is a great message to share. I know your passion and I know your spirit. The information you’ll be sharing here will certainly benefit many.

  7. Hi Linda
    I love what you are doing on this site. I have no doubt that providing a forum for people to get helpful and practical tips on how to learn to live with their condition is going to provide invaluable support to many.
    Your tip about the chair is a great one. As Sue already said, so much cheaper than renovating your bathroom.
    Louise

    • Louise,
      Yep, the chair works for now! Even in my best of health, I never bathed! I wish I would have made the changes when we built on! Well, next house, in due time!
      Linda

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