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    #16
    Horse and carriage maybe? πŸ˜‰πŸ€”πŸ˜˜πŸ˜xx
    Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

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      #17
      Originally posted by richard View Post
      LindaB Morning. I was given an electric and manual wheelchair by the NHS. The electric one wouldn’t fit through the internal doors down stairs and the manual one was far far too heavy for my wife to push let alone fold up and put in the car. Bless them. The NHS do so many good things and then……..

      Anyway the manual one went back and I bought a lightweight one called a G-Logic from Lightweight Wheelchairs. See https://www.lightweight-wheelchairs....gaAphAEALw_wcB

      I find it excellent to use around the house, if folds up easily and the wheels just β€˜pop’ on and off to make it even smaller. Remember as well you don’t pay VAT.

      Richard
      denise Richard seems to get on well with the one mentioned aboveπŸ‘†πŸ‘†πŸ‘†I've ordered one.
      Initial diagnosis 7-4-2021 'suspected MND' confirmed by 2nd opinion 4th June 2021 ALS. Began with R foot limp and lots of falls. Generally weak. Mostly terrified.​​​​​​

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        #18
        Sad to say but with my Bulbar I am going to loose my arms before my legs. Good init! πŸ˜πŸ˜…πŸ€—πŸ˜xx
        Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

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          #19
          Originally posted by denise View Post
          Thing is higher the vehicle higher getting wheel chair in and out.
          Many SUVs have tailgates which open fully to floor level, whilst many saloon cars have lips into the boot over which you'd have to lift the wheelchair, so there may not be a height difference.

          Originally posted by denise View Post
          Another thing is hes not getting in a wheelchair.
          Well, if that's his final answer you'll know where you stand, cars may become a moot point...

          Hugs πŸ€—πŸ€— 😘
          ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
          Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

          ​

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            #20
            Originally posted by denise View Post
            Cars are so low down that even i have problems getting out - practically climb out on my hands and knees.
            Take a look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crhd5kNX3w0. πŸ˜‚

            Richard
            Richard

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              #21
              Exactly. That was me. Could I get out of my sons car? So embarrassing.
              when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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                #22
                The car was parked so my door was near the middle of the road. Unfortunately the road has quite a drop on the kerb side. I pushed the door open with my hand but I couldn't push it far enough so I had to kick it out with both feet. My worry was I'd fall backwards and just my feet would be sticking out and I wouldn't be able to get upright. Would anyone come to my rescue? My days of rolling about in the back seat are obviously not over πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜…
                when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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                  #23
                  Stephen has finally admitted a chair might be a good idea and have contacted a stairlift company. Linda let me know how you get on and how long you have to wait for delivery and who you ordered from. I'd really appreciate it.

                  Ta very much XXXX
                  when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by LindaB View Post
                    richard ordered- thanks again πŸ‘
                    Hi Linda. Has it arrived and how are you getting on with it?

                    Richard
                    Richard

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                      #25
                      richard unfortunately there's been a delay & I'm still waiting...

                      I will update when I can

                      LindaBπŸ‘
                      Initial diagnosis 7-4-2021 'suspected MND' confirmed by 2nd opinion 4th June 2021 ALS. Began with R foot limp and lots of falls. Generally weak. Mostly terrified.​​​​​​

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                        #26
                        Damn. I want one now! Covid gets blamed for everything.
                        when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by LindaB View Post
                          richard unfortunately there's been a delay & I'm still waiting...

                          I will update when I can

                          LindaBπŸ‘
                          I have just been on the chat on the https://www.lightweight-wheelchairs....gaAphAEALw_wcB website and they say they are due in tomorrow. So hopefully not too long now to wait.

                          Richard
                          Richard

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                            #28
                            richard thanks for the update. Fingers crossed. πŸ‘
                            Initial diagnosis 7-4-2021 'suspected MND' confirmed by 2nd opinion 4th June 2021 ALS. Began with R foot limp and lots of falls. Generally weak. Mostly terrified.​​​​​​

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                              #29
                              Wheelchair has just arrived....very large box....just thinking of tackling. πŸ‘πŸ€”
                              Initial diagnosis 7-4-2021 'suspected MND' confirmed by 2nd opinion 4th June 2021 ALS. Began with R foot limp and lots of falls. Generally weak. Mostly terrified.​​​​​​

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                                #30
                                Smashing Linda. Get help opening it for your safety x
                                ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my balance.

                                I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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