Yay ! Finally got measured up for my new wheels. There’s a huge 18 week wait here, that’s the downside to it. But at least it’s in the pipeline xx
Good for you! Hope the next 18 weeks goes quick for you
Thanks I’m just glad it underway. Got time to order my go faster stripes xx
Good luck Beverly. Will you be getting L plates?
I impatiently went ahead and bought mine for part-time use, after some weeks of research. I feel that someone needs to create Wheelchair Drivers Licences. I tested out courtesy ones at Tesco and the Natural History Museum first. Easy indoors, on a smooth level floor. Good luck Beverly! Are you getting a self-propelled or powered chair?
Thanks everyone they are going to try to get a powered one. The prob I have is that my home is impossible to get a wheelchair round. The doorways are too small and the angles they are at are no good, according to the OT. To get a powered chair you have to use it indoors, so they are going to argue that I would use it indoors if I could. So I’m not sure. I’ve opted for a self propelled as well as being able to be pushed, in case I don’t get the powered one. On the plus side, a mate of my husbands has got a mobility scooter and said I can have it when he’s recovered from his broken leg. So, I should have wheels withing the next few months.
ive used a chair before and self propelling is alright on a flat, smooth, lever floor. But, uphill? Forget it I nearly rolled backwards lol. I’m slowly but surely getting what I need but it’s been one heck of a wait. On the plus side also, I got my DLA this morning. I only sent it 3 days ago! How quick is that? Xxxx
Excellent news Beverly! really pleased for you
Hi Beverly, is there any chance you’d be eligible for a grant to adapt your home? I felt certain I wouldn’t be but was pleasantly surprised once my OT got involved, now I’m able to use my power chair very easily indoors…just a thought.
Unfortunately I can’t do much to my home as I privately rent this house, so there’s no way I can do it. Annoying but hey ho xx