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    LMAO

    She did get the color sorted Terry, its black ...always in style. Go into any clothing store in New York, we always in black.

    You could always add something purple Purple lol

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    Purple, I've hearts, badges, Stig stickers, "Best Mum" stickers, purple headrest etc - mostly courtesy of my kids - adorning my wheelchair

    I had a TDX for a few months while waiting for this chair; it was also good, but it couldn't be made narrow enough for me.

    Enjoy your freedom.

    Ellie x.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Limb onset (arm) sporadic ALS/MND.

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    Hi Purple;

    If you know people that are good with a needle, I don't mean doctors etc. You could get covers made and bags for it's arm and back. I find a little bag that I can hook near the controller very useful. Try to not add to it's width etc.
    I am getting my lights and other bits ready for Halloween.

    Love Terry
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    I have had a salsa m2 for a while. I hid it as I didnt want to think that I would be in a wheel chair. But as my mobility has suffered, I have started to use it. Now I think its amazing. It gives me the mobility back that I lost. It took a while to ignore the stares now I ignore them. Go for it. Pimp that ride

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    Hi Ali_Chris, Thank you for posting such a positive post about this. The physio has suggested that my husband thinks about using a powered wheelchair which means that he probably will need it soon (staggering about, 2 foot ups, falls which set him back days etc.) He can't stand the thought of that, much like you and won't do anything until he has to. I am trying to keep one step ahead in the nicest possible way. Trying to do the best I can. Do you think we might get some help financially towards one? Fru

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    Hi Fru;

    A wheelchair should be free and I would get his physio to refer him straight away because there is normally quite a wait. The Mnda have a specialist in that, so it's worth asking her once the ball starts running.

    Love Terry
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    My dear friend has the custom made power chair for a few years now, but she still refuses to use. It sits in a spare bedroom. She uses the kind that needs to be pushed, which is not beneficial to her because it doesn’t provide the proper support she needs, and she is dependent on being pushed. I don’t think she can come to terms with using power chair, but at the same time I don’t think she realizes the independence it would bring her.

    Ali Chris when you mentioned people staring it reminded me of when my friend first starting using a cane, and felt people were staring at her, so she would wrap her leg with an ace bandage so it would look like she had an injury of some sort.

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    Hello Terry and all, I will get on the case tomorrow, thanks. (Off topic, we are really enjoying the darts!}

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    Hi cc , I am sure Ed will be exactly the same! BTW have been to NY several times I love it!!!!! Got lots I could talk about to you about NY. But where do I start?... XX

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    Hi Fru

    I sincerely hope your husband will be able to come to terms to using all the equipment, and technology available to him that will help provide him with more independence, and better quality of living.

    I have watched how my dear friend won’t accept any of it, and I believe by not doing so it has only been more detrimental to her overall well-being, as well as making things more difficult on loved ones.

    Yes I love NY so much to see, and do. Truly the City that doesn’t sleep.

    xox
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