Living with MS – Maria’s Story

”A VELA chair gives me the support and comfort I need to enjoy cooking and other activities in the home.”

User: Maria
Age: 44
Disease: Multiple Sclerosis

A woman is cooking her own food despite living with MS

Maria is a very active woman. She lives with her family in her own house and was working until recently.
Maria is on sick leave as she has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

At home, Maria tries to live as “normally” as possible. She strives to maintain her family life, doing tasks around the house and being active with her children and partner. But her strength is not what it used to be, and her energy level can suddenly drop in the middle of the activity. In short, she needs help to manage her energy optimally throughout the day.

I can be cooking dinner in the kitchen and then all of a sudden I have no more energy. Or I am down in the laundry room ironing and folding clothes and my energy level drops out of the blue, which means I am basically leaning against the table and have to quickly grab onto something so I don’t fall.

Her greatest wish is to be able to do everyday things and have the energy to be with her family. Unfortunately, she uses an enormous amount of energy, which affects all the other things she wants to do.

The therapist contacted one of VELA’s dealers and they met for an assessment.
Together they mapped out what activities take up most of Maria’s energy and they came up with this solution: a work chair for the laundry room and for the kitchen. 

Maria is now able to make dinner herself and be independent in carrying out everyday chores. She is happy she has control over her daily life again.

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