“MS”( Or “SM”,the original title in Polish) is a documentary, filmed in Poland and both written and directed by psychologist Ilona Bidzan released last year, and just made available in You Tube. MS tells the stories of three patients with multiple sclerosis and how they deal with the chronic debilitating disease. The film focuses on the stories of the painter Emilia Ratajczak, photographer Wojciech… More MS on YouTube
In my household, we call it Jimmy Leg. In my daily journal, I just call it Jimmy, as in, “Jimmy wouldn’t leave me alone last night.” I stole it from Kramer, “I can’t sleep in the same bed with my girlfriend, she’s got a bad case of the jimmy legs, they keep me awake at… More Knock knock, who’s there?
I’m sure by now that anyone who pays attention to social media has seen or heard of this revolutionary Topchair, billed as the only stair climbing wheelchair. The unfortunately no longer available iBot machine performed stair-climbing and other feats in an elegant and stylish manner. And while the Scalamobil requires assistance, it can get you… More Wheeling Up The Stairs
After stumbling on this BBC Celebrity Wheelchair Challenge, a one-off (I think) program, I began to wonder about other such challenges or programs. Many of us wheelchair drivers have chafed over disabled parts in TV shows and movies being given to non-disabled actors (most famously the part of Artie on the show Glee), and the… More So you think you can wheel!
Seen in the latest ish of New Mobility. A good article by Ned Fielden, “Help!” A perhaps uncomfortable topic, how to deal with muggles wanting to help when they encounter a person in a wheelchair, sometimes unwanted, unsolicited and intrusive assistance. My favorite is his response when said muggle’s assitance is politely refused, starts to… More Get Yer Hands Off My Wheelchair!
I remember when I was a kid, my parents drove Volkswagen buses. Early adopters, I guess. At that time, there were few such vehicles on the road, so it was unusual to see another one. And, like Harley riders, the drivers of Volkswagen vans would give each other a little wave as they passed each… More What to call You People #2
My wife Alison and I were spending some quality time in the car the other day, discussing some advice my doctor had given me about my persistent insomnia. Some of the things he had said, and this is very common advice, was to avoid napping during the day, to not get up out of bed… More What to call You People