Walk-in Tubs and Multiple Sclerosis

We live in a world where we hear about new diseases and ailment almost on a daily basis. Being a baby Boomer, my ears perk up every time I hear a story of a friend or family members who now has a debilitating disease.

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We 've all heard of M.S., Multiple Sclerosis.  More than 2.5 million people, worldwide, are thought to have it.  We also know there is no known cure, as of yet. 
M.S. is a chronic condition that affects the central nervous system, the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.  The damage done by the disease creates scars, lesions, that can actually be seen with the use of medical devices.  The word "multiple" indicates a number of scars.
Our central nervous system is made up of nerve cells that send signals to each other.  Each cell is covered by a protective coating called "myelin."  This coating acts as a conductor in helping signals to move at high speed from one end of the nerve cell to the other.  In M.S., the disease damages the myelin in a process called "demyelization."  The result is scars and lesions that lead to a breakdown in signal transmissions.  This can lead to discomfort, pain, and possible permanent disability.

We recently had a couple come into our showroom to view our Walk In Tubs.  The wife had M.S.  She was helped into the tub, sat down, and leaned back.  "How much is this one," she asked?  Her husband quickly shot back, "It doesn't matter sweetie.  Are you comfortable?"  "Yes, very.  And we haven't even turned on the hot water or the jets, "she said.

From a commercial perspective, it was an easy sale.  From the husband's perspective, it was an easy purchase.  He had witnessed how much she had suffered.  The joint pain and muscle stiffness had been almost unbearable.  Plus, she had fallen twice trying to get into her traditional tub.  Buying this tub for his wife was an easy choice.  He wanted everything on it:  Air jetted hydrotherapy, water jetted whirlpool massage and a heater for keeping the water from getting cold. 

They had driven quite a way to get to our showroom.  He wanted it shipped to them as soon as possible.  He would have his local plumber friend to install it for him. When they left, all seemed right with the world.  Maybe there's not a cure for M.S. just yet, but we can certainly treat the painful symptoms and prevent hazardous falls .  There are many chronic ailments and diseases afflicting our senior population today. Many more than it the past. It's great to know that a walk in tub can help many of those people, especially the one we love. 

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That couple got a great price on a walk in tub that day, but it really didn't matter to the husband.  He would have paid more.  His motivation was to help is wife. It was all done in the name of love.

In this article, I told you the story of a couple where the wife has Multiple Sclerosis and the husband knew that the right walk-in tub would make a difference in her life. She found the tub very comfortable and they purchased it with all the bells and whiles. They got a great price on their new walk-in tub and the husband got the satisfaction of helping his wife feel safer and better as well.

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Until next time. 

Alan and Kerry Knight are the owners of Tub King, Inc., and SeniorBathtub.com in Jacksonville, Florida. Together they have many years of experience in the antique and senior bathtub industries. Their companies not only provide superior products, they are also award winners, receiving the “Best of Jacksonville Chamber Award” three years running. If you would like to contact them, call (800) 409-3375 or (800) 843-4231; or email them at alan@tubking.com

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