Changing My Rollator From a Foe to a Friend

Changing My Rollator From a Foe to a Friend

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Changing My Rollator From a Foe to a Friend

My ALS symptoms showed up in my feet and legs in 2010. Normally strong and coordinated from years of gymnastics and fitness classes, my lower limbs became weak and unreliable. That’s when my neurologist recommended I begin using a walker. To be precise, she meant I use a rollator. Although most people use the terms interchangeably, a rollator is a walker with wheels. Walkers are those aluminum, wheelless, hospital-issued devices often used by patients recovering…

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