Variable height saddle stool to move around in the kitchen
I cannot walk or stand unaided. Now I use a saddle stool to m0ve around in the kitchen, prepare food and cook. It makes my life so much easier. Now I can cook, a hobby that I enjoy.
The stool is like a horse’s saddle on wheels. You could call it a Saddle Stool on wheels. I use it all the time in the kitchen. You could even say its wheely great :-).
The state of affairs had to change
Its now impossible for me to stand upright and prepare food in the kitchen, I buckle at the knees. I just used to get tired and run out of energy, half way through cooking a meal I would have to sit down and rest. I can only blame the MS for these problems. Now I can prepare a meal and cook it without taking a break to rest my weary legs and feet. In case you had not guessed, cooking is something that I really enjoy doing.
Saddle stool to move around
Cooking was turning into an impossible task. Now using the saddle stool to move around I can do many more things in the kitchen. The stool ticks so many boxes. I can easily vary the height of the stool as well as the angle of the seat and it is very stable.
Now I can start cooking again 🙂 I can even do the washing up as well :-(. Even better I can now sweep the floor. The Wife is delighted 🙂
My old life returned
Using the variable height saddle stool:
- I can get saucepans out of cupboards and food out of the fridge without fear of falling over.
- Moving around the kitchen is now exercise.
- Balance is essential to sit on the stool so it will strengthen my core muscles.
- I can raise the seat so now I can be at the same height as other people when I talk to them without standing on my feet.
Fatigue and posture
When cooking or preparing food I couldn’t stand upright. It looked and felt very unnatural. All of this is an MS problem.
I don’t know how many times The Wife would bark out ‘Stand upright!’. I would but seconds later and I was back in the slouch position.
My body would morph into this very unnatural position and there was nothing I could do. I would try and push my waist against a work surface but suddenly I would be drooping again. Worst of all, my back hurt.
I have foot-drop and very bad balance so I always use a walking aid such as a rollator. I walk unsteadily because my legs are weak. Cooking in the kitchen has been given back to me by using a variable height saddle stool. The saddle stool has given me back a part of my life that I thought I had lost for ever.
Living with MS always means a compromise. The saddle stool has restored something that is very important to me, independence in the kitchen.
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