live your best life – disability hacks and advice for neuropathy

Advice no spill carrier that's helpful for people with CMT or MS

Fill IT TO THE RIM

This is a photo of my son Blake using ” The Incredible Spill Not” to carry a full cup of hot coffee in a ceramic mug up our stairs. I saw this product on Amazon & had to try it. First, Blake swung the mug back and forth in each…

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Advice gripper help for people with ms, cmt, rhematoid arthritis and other invisible disabilities or neurological issues.

GRIPPERS FOR TRIPPERS

Trend-ABLE is all about living your best life and not letting your physical challenges and/or disabilities get in the way of looking and feeling your best. Some of us struggle with everyday tasks, like, shaving one’s legs and writing quick notes. I really like these foam grippers by Vive. At…

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Advice Alternative No slip socks for people with CMT, MS and afo leg brace wearers

FOR GIRLS WHO DON’T DO SLIPPERS

Afo (leg brace) wearers have to wear shoes when wearing afos; they simply don’t work alone. If you rely on leg braces for stability and/or foot drop, then you most likely wear both shoes and afos every-time you leave your home. I feel more comfortable wearing both shoes and braces…

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Advice shoe help for people with leg braces or orthotics

SHOE PARADISE = PLUS SIZE STORES

When I first started wearing leg braces, I thought my cute shoe days were over forever. Since the brace made my already wide foot even wider, I thought the only bearable option were wide-width overpriced “comfort shoes”. I had an epiphany a few years ago when I realized that since…

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Advice Women with Arthritis and CMT Buttoning Shirt

SAY BUH-BYE TO BUTTON BATTLES

A great fitted white shirt is a staple in every fashionista’s wardrobe. But, when you have fine motor issues, all fasteners are a pain in the a##; especially buttons. You can use a button helper (metal tool found at home health type stores. But,  they are time consuming to use. Instead,…

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