I have been gradually collecting and using many gadgets and household items to make my life earlier. In this “to be continued” post I’ll share some of them, and a silly story or two. I have tried to figure out my favorite, ended up realizing I like them all.
The one I use the most is PenAgain, which is almost the only pen I use. My right hand is severely disfigured with 3 of my fingers have curled inward. (My left hand fingers are going to the side.) My thumb and Mr. Pointer finger are just crooked. While no one but me can read my handwriting, at least I can write. These handy pens can be bought almost in every store or online.
One favorite is my “Grin & Bear It” soft plush bear. It keeps me calm and happy though bad days. It never minds how tight I squeeze it nor tells me “it’s all in your head.”
Oh, the one I use most is my lift chair. I had said I would never get a lift chair. They are for old people. However, when it came time to replace the old, nasty dirty lounge chair I gave in. By this time, I was having more and more trouble getting up from any chair.
At first, I would let it come up until I was in almost a standing position like the one you see in the ads. One night I left it in the up position during a huge ice storm. Wouldn’t you know the power went out about then? I couldn’t sit back down, really wanted to curl up in it with blankets for the duration of the cold. Our city was hit hard that time, some people out of power for 3 weeks. We have an emergency plan; we went to Tunica, MS and checked into a casino for 4 days. Since then I only bring it up part way and use the armrests to boost myself up.
One of the best things I’ve found for my joints is the Nature’s Inventory oils. I use both the Joint Support and the Painful Joints ones. More about them at click here.