Hi Katy, glad you have got a set of wheels that you need now.
Yes, I agree you would be wise to get some practice using it, before you set off anywhere.
I use an electric chair, but a wheeled commode and occasionally, a self propel chair. I can self propel on the fat, for a short distance, but the slightest uneven or steeper ground makes me struggle and unable to continue. So then I always have carers around to take over.
Is there somewhere near your house, where you and someone fit could go, for your practice run? Just incase you get into difficulties, that second person could help out.
A friend of mine, who still uses a self propel years after going into her chair, says the strength needed to push the chair, keeps the bingo wings at bay…what a good reason to continue!
Good luck and enjoy your outings more…will you also be using it at home?