sheppeyescapee wrote: How you finding pushing it so far? My worry about manual chair is wether my shoulders and wrists would be able to handle it? I tried a lightweight one with the e-motion wheels at naidex and that was fab.
it's really easy to push, even on the thick carpet in my flat, but i think thats mainly to do with the spinergy wheels that are sooo much easier to push than the wheels on the kuschall i tried. and the frame is really light- only about 12lbs without the wheels (and the frame is smaller cos i've got weeny legs). i've only noticed that i struggle to get up kerbs and steep inclines but i dont hurt that much when i need to push harder so i expect it's just a matter of time to develop the necessary strength.
but my pain is sooo much lower than it used to be and so my painkillers actually work now! when i have to use the sticks the pain comes back with avengance so i expect i'm just not designed to stand!
and i've noticed that as i dont have to walk into church and get dizzy on the way in, i dont get quite as dizzy when i sing. sang at mass this morning (and used the chair for the 1st time) and only got a weeny bit dizzy rather than my usual dizzy spell that means i end up on the verge of fainting. so i'm very happy today! it means i can sing more often- woo!
stone- i'd love to get that done but i'm not allowed to do anything that would permanently alter the chair, or it's appearance and as i give it back for it's services i'd have to keep getting it made back to it's original black colour. so the stickers are my next best alternative! may consider nail polish in the future but for now i'm liking the stickers
DeeNJai- my chair is naturally quite tippy too, but it's set up to be less so as i'm a beginner. but when i've been wheeling around i haven't needed to go back as far as the anti-tips yet, and when i wheely i often find the balance without using them (but they're there as backup
) so i expect i'll be able to remove them after a few months.
was sooo good to be able to sing and actually enjoy it today, and be able to get into the hall for a cup of coffee without the same stress about finding a seat, being able to stay upright long enough to find one etc. and i could move around the room and talk to various people rather than feeling stuck at my table cos i was too tired and sore to move. and several people said i looked loads more relaxed and at ease, and i feel it too. just wish i'd asked for the chair earlier- i've been missing out on the fun parts of life for so long now but not anymore! yaaaaay!