So much has changed since I was diagnosed with MS in 1990. For one thing, there were only about 12 MS blogs; now there are thousands. I really don't know how to make mine unique except to tell my own story of Living with MS.
Right now I am trying to live independently. I will document that as best I can. When I was first diagnosed, I never thought I would be in this position. Yes, I knew MS was progressive and that the years ahead would be challenging. I simply had no idea how alone I would be in this adventure.
I often wonder what other people do with MS, how they live.
While I have tried living in assisted living homes with my disabled spouse, I finally decided a Condo is the best way to go. Owning a small condo in 1992 has helped me greatly to understand the ins and outs of this process. Owning a condo is not for everyone.
There is a homeowners association to deal with, and that can be an adventure in itself!
Every owner has a voice, a vote, and they differ in opinions on how things should be run in their community, moving into a new neighborhood is like being the new kid in school.
My real estate agent told me this was an ADA unit--NOT SO! At least the agent even admitted he didn't know what that meant to be accessible. Wheelchair user friendly means you can get in the front door of your condo.
Like I said, much has changed since 1990 when the ADA was passed into law. My first condo was actually ADA compliant and always. The bathroom was oversized, The sinks in the kitchen and bathroom were lowered and cut out for wheelchair access.
patio had to level access,and they building had a wheelchair ramp at the back door.
Yes, this will be a new adventure!