I’m getting a new motorized wheelchair! The wheelchair company just confirmed it! They’d left a voice mail message on Monday, and I finally got around to returning it! Oh, I’m so psyched! The insurance company approved EVERYTHING asked for and I thought the wheelchair store was asking for the sky and the moon with some of the things (reclining back AND tilting seat (the 2nd needed to prevent pressure sores), elevating footrests, seating system that raises several inches so I can reach things on high shelves (a reacher or service dog or Personal Care Attendant) can do the same thing, but the wheelchair company asked for it. AND it got approved. Wow. It was ordered a few days ago and it’ll be two – three weeks before it shows up.
Good thing too. My house is a mess and needs cleaning and this will give me time to clean my house. Now that I’ve said that, the husband will see this and decide to not help as I’ll have posted this on Facebook as well (copied directly into the Notes section). and he has to ‘work’. We’ll see how it goes. With the wheelchair taking a few weeks to arrive, a few hours a day of cleaning will help things a lot. if we work together, we should have the entire place reasonable in the 2-3 weeks that the chair will take to arrive.
I’m getting excited. I’m gonna call the mobility place and see if I can’t get a name of the wheelchair brand and model so I can get a webshot and put it up here.
Well, I did call, and I’m getting a Pride Mobility Quantum 600. I’m not sure I like the 1 post seating system, as I’ve broken the posts for those before, but we’ll see.
Okay, the color in the pic, isn’t right, what I’m getting is this:
As you can see, it’s very cool looking. I’m going to be using this wheelchair for the next five to 12 years, so I want to be able to enjoy using this wheelchair, and not just tolerate it. Some people don’t care. Sorry, doesn’t work that way for me. When I bought my current wheelchair, I made do, very well, actually, but still having a wheelchair that is fitting for me is going to be very very interesting. I haven’t had that in over twelve years.
What I especially like about this wheelchair is that the seat will actually rise up several inches so I can reach things on higher shelves. There are certain things you can use your service dog for when it comes to getting items on higher shelves, but they have their limits, and I’m happy to see that someone at the place that sought me out for buying a new wheelchair actually know what they are doing!
You would not believe how many believe that they can! And then it’s up to the customer to fix the problems that they encounter after the sale and the provider has basically vaped! Brovo, American Seating and Mobility!