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    #46
    denise
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    denise not sure if that's a good or bad reviewπŸ€”
    Sounds as though with the wheels off the weight was ok for you to lift in and out of your car.
    The wheels getting stuck doesn't sound too good though....
    What's your overall view of the wheelchair & what model is it?
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    Initial diagnosis 7-4-2021 'suspected MND' confirmed by 2nd opinion 4th June 2021 ALS. Began with R foot limp and lots of falls. NIV overnight. Generally weak. Mostly terrified.​​​​​​

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      #47
      Oh Denise..I know the Barbican and what a nightmare for you both!Unless you have been a wheelchair passenger people have no idea!In my manual wheelchair we spend time looking for dropped kerbs( some still have a step).It can be bumpy and then you have to look ahead to avoid raised manholes, do poo etc.
      Often dropped kerbs arent opposite another dropped kerbs so I have to go diagonally across a road.

      However it’s hard work for my husband who pushes it too.
      I do have a powered chair too so at least I have the option too.My pet hate is people who park on the pavement so I have to pull into the road .
      Overall I am glad to get out or be taken out.Cold days now so need to wrap my skinny little legs up warm before setting off.
      Hope the wheelchair experience improves for you both Denise.
      Best wish
      Mary

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        #48
        Cobblestones: Arch enemy of the wheelchair. Detested by both the user and the pusher alike. 😩😩
        ​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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          #49
          Am thinking of the Barbican... was there last week.... Denise u couldn't have picked a more difficult surface for your test trip out bless u! Central Park has some decent paving and quite a lot of places to get hot drinks and food for this time of year!! Must be totally freezing sat in a wheelchair this week. Beautiful sunny day but bitterly cold. X

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            #50
            what i dont get is park in the disability parking and then where do i put the wheelchair? ideally along side the chair but once i get him in how do i get up the kerb? why isnt there a dropped kerb next to my appropriate parking space? so i get the chair onto the pavement and then put him in. coming back i had the help of van man to get him off the pavement/kerb on to the road but low and behold there's another kerb on the otherside. on approaching the kerb he said its ok im getting out. he pretty much ran back to the car with me running behind with the chair. people sat outside a cafe opposite must have wondered what was going on. i should have shouted 'behold a miracle he can walk'. bet they couldnt figure out how on earth we managed to get a blue badge.

            this is really a learning curve. i just figure out ive solved one problem and i end up with more. i dont think there's a problem with the chair i think the problem is the environment and i am only 5'2". councils are seen to be doing stuff they just aint doing enough.

            tomorrow fire officer and stephens new chair. let hope this one makes it up the stairs. certainly never a dull moment.

            when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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