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  • nunhead_man
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    Hello Ellie

    Originally posted by Ellie View Post
    [FONT=Arial]Sorry to hear you’re needing wheels Andy.
    Thank you – new challenge

    Originally posted by Ellie View Post
    In the absence of a supplied powerchair and, taking your hand function into account, have you looked at any second hand powerchairs or small mobility scooters? xx
    Your analysis is insightful as ever – especially given my wife who is my most constant carer has a bad back. We tried to push wheelchair at some gardens locally here a couple of weekends ago with my daughter pushing and she says it gave her real upper body workout!

    Part of our trouble is transport, both lifting a wheelchair or other device into our car, even if it will fit at all

    It may be time to invest in a WAV – shame I'm too old for motability leasing

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  • nunhead_man
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    Thank you for your advice and glad to see some of you are enjoying banter.

    We are a bit loathe to clobber up our house with a 2nd wheelchair but will think on and follow some of your links

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  • Ellie
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    My balance is shot, I'd keel over like a felled tree if I sat on your sheepfest 😂🙄😘

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  • matthew55
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    Don't knock it if you haven't tried it 😁😆😀😂xx

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  • Ellie
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    Originally posted by matthew55 View Post
    I'm up to seven faux sheepskin rugs under my bum so far
    I'm picturing you as the sofa version of the Princess And The Pea now 😂😂




    Any point in me suggesting you ask the OT for just one pressure relieving cushion?? 😏🤗😘

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  • denise
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    so matthew is really into sheep!

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  • matthew55
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    I'm only on my sofa for now but I'm up to seven faux sheepskin rugs under my bum so far 😁😀😃😆xx

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  • richard
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    The TDX is excellent and I have the riser and recliner fitted but it’s just not a run around indoor chair for my house 😢
    Richard

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  • Ellie
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    Originally posted by richard View Post
    As far as wheelchair services are concerned the answer is “These are very expensive and cannot be changed”
    Their compassion knows no bounds 😩🤬 I'm so sorry Richard...

    If you got to the stage of needing a powerchair indoors not only for proper support, seating and pressure relief, what will they do then - tell you to stay in bed 24/7 🤯🤯

    I also have a TDX chair, as do several others, including Lynne. xx

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  • richard
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    Originally posted by Ellie View Post
    Richard - are you able to self-propel the G Logic chair in the house? Ipresume/hope that wheelchair services considered a smaller powerchair
    The G Logic is my everyday indoor chair and it’s very good for me. As far as wheelchair services are concerned the answer is “These are very expensive and cannot be changed”

    Richard

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  • Deb
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    This made me smile Sue. I have a salsa mini too and Stuart finds it hard to get it into the right position for me to slide onto .i don't know why he doesn't just sit on it to move it ! ( unless he's worried he won't be able to drive it as well as me !😂, )

    Seriously though Richard it makes it doubly hard if you need a different wheelchair for inside and out. I do have a small electric one which we bought for inside as its the same height as our bed and loo. I found a manual one too hard to manoeuvre and propel.

    Good Luck because it does rake a while to get things right.
    Love Debbie x

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  • Suefromwakey
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    My husband just took delivery of his power Chair its a Quickie Salsa M2............apparently no attendant features anymore as too many accidents by carers!.........so its a right pain for me to just try and get it right into position for him to slide across.............they are extremely sensitive and I am finding reversing difficult!............turning is brill though..........that's what I keep doing!

    Perhaps you need to start pushing for this Nunheadman as it actually took Albert 20 months to be assessed, have the road test, be assessed again and finally get it.

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  • Ellie
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    Originally posted by richard View Post
    They also gave me the all singing Invacare TDX SP2 power wheelchair which I cannot use in my house!
    That must be awful for you Richard - are you able to self-propel the G Logic chair in the house? Ipresume/hope that wheelchair services considered a smaller powerchair, such as the Salsa Mini, if it's a space issue? xx

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  • richard
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    Hi Andy. I have a G-Logic manual chair which I bought. It’s good and light. Hertfordshire wheelchair service provided me with a very heavy manual one which there was no way my wife could put in the car. They also gave me the all singing Invacare TDX SP2 power wheelchair which I cannot use in my house! I can though use it in a drive from wheelchair WAV

    Richard

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  • PeterPan
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    I’m at the ‘wobbly and slow’ stage. The local wheelchair service in Hertfordshire recently provided me with an Invacare TDX SP2 power wheelchair with attendant control, and rise and tilt functions. It’s extremely comfortable for use inside and out, is totally liberating, and has changed my life already. They also gave me an Invacare manual wheelchair as backup. It’s ok, but would be impossible for my wife Sue to push on broken pavements and up damaged kerbs. We haven’t even tried.

    Could you use a power wheelchair? Various control systems are available. If so, has your local wheelchair service offered one? If not, I would definitely ask why they haven’t. One thing that really annoys me is the variable provision people experience which seems to be randomly based on geography.

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