Is a wheelchair a good idea?

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Re: Is a wheelchair a good idea?

Postby Lindilou » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:01 am

I bought a wheelchair yesterday, hopefully it will be delivered Tue. I only intend to use it when absolutely necessary and not each and every day. My other half can put it in the back of the car and push me around. I see it as 'freedom' to enable me to get to anything really necessary, rather than sitting at home, it's about being positive.

ok so when I do use the wheelchair I can still socialise, meet people I wouldn't have met if I'd of been stuck at home and maybe learn something interesting from the people I meet.

Re: Is a wheelchair a good idea?

Postby Lizzyear » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:14 am

I think it is a big step, when you get your first wheelchair/scooter.
I opted for a scooter as have had shoulder ops and suffer from such fatigue with my fibro.
It means I walk around at home with a walking stick(slowly, but I get there :lol: )
That way I am still using my legs and therefore muscles.
But the scooter lets me get around my village and to go shopping and be able yo have a bit of independence! If I didn't have my scooter, I just would not be able yo go out...............and that would really drive me mad :pull-hair:
Like others have said get checked out for correct model and size, as these are expensive mistakes yo make :yikes:
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Re: Is a wheelchair a good idea?

Postby Lindilou » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:34 am

Wheelchair has arrived, I have my freedom and my life back

Re: Is a wheelchair a good idea?

Postby helen.whittaker.125 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:59 am

I've seen the next step, an electric trike, my friend who is also a fello fibro sufferer has just got one, you can peddle or let the bike take the strain it's great

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