Stuff That Makes My Life Easier

As a gimp girl (my cute way of saying “disability”) I’m always on the lookout for things that help me do stuff or make life easier given my physical limitations. I’m starting a new category on my blog in which I will discuss all the cool little things I have found to be useful in that regard so that you, my gentle readers, can share the bounty of my vast experience.

Unless otherwise stated all of my endorsements are without compensation.

Using a wheelchair has been the means of mobility for me since I outgrew my baby stroller. One of the things that’s most difficult is taking care of personal needs such as going to the bathroom. I have to have someone to assist me with this necessary task and I have found the Freshette product to be the best thing ever invented for this important function of the body. I won’t explain anymore because it’s rather a personal thing, but if you’re a woman and you would like more information after having looked at their website, please e-mail me with any questions you may have about the use of this product. I’ve been using Freshette for over 20 years.

Another product I find very useful is the Phillips Sonicare ultrasonic toothbrush. I have very limited strength in my hands and this toothbrush makes the job so easy. All I have to do is hold the brush on my teeth and it does all the work. You don’t even need toothpaste because it works that good at getting all of the plaque off of your teeth. After I use it my teeth feel so fresh.

Stay tuned — more goodies to come.


  1. Norm
    Mar 8, 2007

    Hi everone!!! it is I, A big Stuff in Karen’s life that makes things easier.

    I’m so humble. 😳

  2. Karen of Scottsdale
    Mar 8, 2007

    Yes, Norm is my BIG stuff! 😆

  3. pb
    Mar 10, 2007

    This is wonderful! My mother in law is getting ready for hip surgery and RJ was wondering what she would do about just this sort of thing.

    I may get one myself for those weeks when I am much more disabled than usual and can’t get up and down the stairs at home.

    Thanks, BlogSis!