“I started showing MS symptoms in 2012, after the birth of my second daughter. I started using a rollator in 2016. At first, I only used it at home, and I was really embarrassed about needing a mobility aid in my 30s.
At first, using a rollator was hard to accept. It felt overwhelming to be losing my mobility due to MS at the same time I was raising a young family. Over time, I realized that using a rollator made it easier for me to be a better wife and mother because I could do more with less effort. I had only used a cane a few times, so using a rollator was a big adjustment but also a big help.
I use a rollator every day when I am on my feet. I also use a wheelchair sometimes now. But my rollator is still one of my most frequently used mobility aids.
Using a rollator has changed my life for the better. I can accomplish more things and stay on my feet longer when I use it. I can also go outside and enjoy activities with my family more often. Learning how to use a rollator has been one of the most helpful tools along my MS journey.”