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    • #11226

      Sometimes independence with FA can be strengthened with the use of assistive devices, such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, transfer-poles, handlebars, etc.

      Which assistive devices do you use (if any)?

    • #11384

      I was diagnosed at the age of 22, Im 26 now so I am fairly new to the whole process. When I was newly diagnosed, I used a cane but ended up turning into a mess. At first, I genuinely found balance with it but then it became obsolete. I noticed it wasnt helping me physically but it alleviated most stares and questions I would usually get in public.

      Now, I use a walker. Around the house and comfortable spaces, I don’t need assistance. Just tap on the walls or furniture. However, I tore my ACL in 2017 and my dependence on a walker became a necessity for longer distances.

      I use a wheelchair at public events, like attending a sports games, or anything that requires a lot of walking.

      • #11396

        Seems like you can accessorize based on the situation.

        I pretty much use a manual wheelchair constantly. I used a power wheelchair at college to traverse the campus.

        • #11420

          Yes haha seems like it. Believe me, I know how lucky I am to have those options in the first place.

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