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    Have just booked up for my 6th Cruise with PLS. ...

    Have just booked up for my 6th Cruise with PLS. Never had any problems despite relying on a mobility scooter.
    As others have said with P&O they do insist that you have a disabled adapted cabin. ...
  2. Thread: Power Chair

    by Alpacas
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    Dan, I have just returned from a holiday flying...

    Dan, I have just returned from a holiday flying with Emirates. I have a TGA Minimo scooter which folds down to suitcase size and has a Lithium Battery. The only restriction after you arrive at the...
  3. Thread: Pls

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    Welcome Glonth. It seems inappropriate to say it...

    Welcome Glonth.
    It seems inappropriate to say it but those of us with PLS are the fortunate ones. I am well past my sell by date but was diagnosed in 2010. Up to now everything has developed very...
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    Thank you for your replies. I will let you know...

    Thank you for your replies. I will let you know what I decide and how I get on.
    Alpacas
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    You cant take it with you so advice please

    Am considering a holiday in Canada this year and would like to hear experiences of others who depend on a mobility scooter and have difficulty talking.
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    Like several other contributors to this thread I...

    Like several other contributors to this thread I am in my late 70's, have built and sailed yachts all my life. In 2010 having been diagnosed with PLS I began to notice how difficult it was actually...
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    Successful Autumn Break

    I have just returned from a lovely sunny and warm 10 days in Northern Cyprus. The hotel is family run and owned and is modern and of a particularly high standard.
    It overlooks its own private beach...
  8. I have just recently done long haul. The airport...

    I have just recently done long haul. The airport and airline assistance is brilliant as long as you let them know in advance. I travel with a fold up electric mobility scooter and I get right up to...
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    I have tried Botox quite recently but regret it...

    I have tried Botox quite recently but regret it didn't seen to make any difference.
  10. Thread: New diagnosis

    by Alpacas
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    Hi Debbie I have PLS diagnosed in 2010. Its...

    Hi Debbie
    I have PLS diagnosed in 2010. Its certainly the best one to get. I am unable to walk without sticks and have lost my voice but still drive a manual car. With the help of a mobility...
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    Have been taking quinine for years and yes it...

    Have been taking quinine for years and yes it does help cramp., In my case it does cause sweating but has never affected my heart. Should consult GP or only take quinine as and when cramp begins to...
  12. Thread: driving

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    NJM in answer to your question. Fortunately with...

    NJM in answer to your question. Fortunately with the help of two sticks I can struggle from the rear door to the driving seat.
    With my new car the tailgate opens and closes on its own and the...
  13. Thread: driving

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    I was diagnosed in 2010 and was concerned about...

    I was diagnosed in 2010 and was concerned about driving. However after answering some questions from my Motor Insurance company there was no problem there. Same when I informed the DVLA. It is...
  14. Thread: Free hoist

    by Alpacas
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    Providing you can obtain the backing plate from...

    Providing you can obtain the backing plate from the manufacturers (Brig-Ayd) it can be fitted to any car
  15. Thread: Free hoist

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    Free hoist

    I am shortly getting a new car. Currently I have a 2011 Vauxhall Zafira. This is fitted with a Brig-Ayd 4 way hoist.
    If you are running a Zafira and are willing to travel to near Chichester its...
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    I agree Dave, The footsie 100 is already back to...

    I agree Dave,
    The footsie 100 is already back to its pre June 23rd level
    Alpacas
  17. Thread: I'm so excited

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    Thank you for your advice. My Motability "Expert...

    Thank you for your advice. My Motability "Expert ?) car sales man didn't seem to know that the cut off age was 65.
    Whether he was being devious or diplomatic in thinking that I didn't look my age I...
  18. Thread: I'm so excited

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    Perhaps someone out there can answer a few...

    Perhaps someone out there can answer a few questions on the Motability subject for me.
    Motability have just turned down my application because my allowance is "Higher rate with personal care"
    How...
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    I had Botox injections three weeks ago and it...

    I had Botox injections three weeks ago and it does not seem to have had any effect at all !!
    I still live in hope.

    Alpaca
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    Thanks for your replies folks. You have given me...

    Thanks for your replies folks. You have given me more confidence. I have often flown but not in my scooter bound state.
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    San Francisco Airport

    Have any of you out there any experience of San Francisco Airport.
    In April I am flying in there to catch a cruise ship going back to Southampton and don't know what help I can expect.
  22. Thread: Tickly throat

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    Try "Fishermans Friends". They work for me.

    Try "Fishermans Friends". They work for me.
  23. Thread: Forum Fatigue

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    This forum is great for those of us who are just...

    This forum is great for those of us who are just getting over the shock of diagnosis. Tips and the way around problems are also of use. However I personally think that the thing that must bother...
  24. Thread: PLS seminar

    by Alpacas
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    Sorry I missed you Barry. I was the awkward sod...

    Sorry I missed you Barry. I was the awkward sod sitting in the front asking too many questions. I found the seminar a very interesting experience and the whole experience showed how much things...
  25. Thread: PLS seminar

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    Yes, I shall be there. Alpacas

    Yes, I shall be there.
    Alpacas
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