Good morning good people, I’ve not written for a while. The last time I wrote a piece it took a while and when I had done in the wrong place I couldn’t move it to post it, I’m sure many of you can imagine the feeling.
I’ve been looking at wheelchair use for a while now including through this site. There’s so much to read and so many different types and prices. I would buy a bargain second hand chair but the issue still exists. WHICH ONE, WHICH TYPE.
Any hoo, one of the questions people were asking was, where to get a wheelchair. I went to my GP. She sent me to the Local Community Health place where there is a wheelchair workshop. They were lovely people who assessed and measured me to get the best chair for me. Guess what, it was free, it is mine, they will service, replace parts if necessary and after 5 years I can go back and get a new chair.
What type chair do any of you use?
Personally when my legs started to go I picked up a stick and told everyone it wasn’t to help me walk but to stop me falling over because I have MS. I think by saying it backwards with a smile people accepted it, what damage can someone cause to someone with good humour.
It’s the same when I use my chair in Supermarkets, “I have MS so my legs get tired, so it’s easier to use my chair and I my wife can take her time wandering around?” right guys. I just sit there with a basket on my lap, and wheel off looking at my own things, when I return wifey usually has an armful of discount shopping.
None of us should be embarrassed for our conditions, look at all the people around us, and wonder how on earth they think they look good wearing that or walking like that. Think about it.
Have a good day, hoping to hear some wheelchair types and styles to look into. Andy