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    Old 01-06-2001, 12:57 PM   #1
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    What do you all think about using wheelchairs? I use a cane now, but I still can't do much walking. I feel like a wheelchair would conserve energy and allow me to be able to get out more. Some people think this is giving up or giving in. I'm afraid my doc will think so too. What do you all think? Linda D

     
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    Old 01-06-2001, 01:17 PM   #2
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    Linda--Glad to see you back! If I were faced with the problem of not getting out because I couldn't stand walking, etc., I would have to say I would choose the wheelchair.

     
    Old 01-06-2001, 01:43 PM   #3
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    Linda, I ditto Marilyn. Try the electric ones at the grocery store. To concerve energy is important. Take care, Kim

     
    Old 01-06-2001, 07:58 PM   #4
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    I would rather go on wheels than not go at all....cant keep this dog inside too long..

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    Old 01-06-2001, 08:12 PM   #5
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    Something better I think is one of those scooter things. My mother has problems with her knees and you ride on them. They are motorized. A wheelchair would cause problems with your arms hurting. My mother takes that thing to car shows, shopping, everywhere. Just a thought.

     
    Old 01-06-2001, 08:27 PM   #6
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    Well when I am at the shore I ride a golf cart .... my very own mystery machine... a real scooby wagon....

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    Old 01-07-2001, 07:34 AM   #7
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    Has anyone checked to see if the doctor ordered one of those scooters if the insurance covers them. I know my friends son accross the steet has been in a chair since birth and now that he is 13 they are ordering the scooter. There insurance is paying for it. I know that even when I broke my hand and foot 2 years ago and had crutches people stared, but I was also wearing a boot cast type thing. Then at last just the cane. I heard people say what is doing so young with one. I felt like saying something but, bit my tounge. Yes, you must be ready to explaine to some children who ask, and others but, then at least they get educated. Good luck and go for what ever you need. Love, Kim

     
    Old 01-07-2001, 07:54 AM   #8
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    Thanks for the responses, guys! I have been thinking about a w/c for a while, but as was mentioned, I can't afford one either. I would need an electric one due to the problems with my arms and shoulders. I've checked into them for my father in law and heck, you can buy a good used car for what they ask for a w/c or scooter. Right now I don't have insurance, income or anything, so I guess I'll just keep hoping the "wheelchair fairy" will leave one at my door! Anyway, thanks everyone! Linda D

     
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    We stay in a campground during the summer...I would never be able to walk or bike it so I scoot around on the golfcart the kids think of it as a toy....I think of it as a help! We go to the store pool lake pavillion arcade all on the golf cart dogs and all Ruff Ruff!! Yes I Ruff in Cape May too!! I Ruff everywhere I go!!!

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    Old 01-08-2001, 10:43 AM   #10
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    dumb dog over here....whats a tens unit????

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    Scoobs--A simple definition (cause that's what I understand is simple) is that its a electrical nerve stimulation unit that is placed by a person on their body. It sends pulses through the skin and to nerves to help soothe the pain. The person wearing it decides how much stimulation to send and to where. God, that sounds good right about now. Someone else might be able to explain it a little better...

     
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    NEVERMIND I know what it is now...it was at the pt/center......ouch I thought it hurt..I liked the ultrasound better...

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    Old 01-09-2001, 08:03 PM   #13
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    ONe alternative for all of our insurance problems would be to check thrift stores. I have seen them quite often when I am looking for good used toys for local shelter, and for grandkids. They don't have a big supply of them, but they sure are cheaper than buyin them new. Just a thought.

     
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    right now I am looking for shocks for my golf cart aka mystery machine.......we blew out the shocks having fun 4 wheeeling through the woods

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