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My wheelchair tips from the evaluators

My wheelchair tips from the evaluators

Well my appointment with my OT wheelchair evaluators was good and bad. I was having some issues transferring into my new chair. Having issues with my new wheelchair. The bad was the chair doesn’t get an lower. My therapist explained that I need to work on the ways to make transfers work and keep them safe. They definitely recommend training with a sliding board and with a one on one trainer for transfers. Since I won’t be cleared by my…

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Race against the clock

Race against the clock

I woke up this morning at 6:30 to use the bathroom and ended up waking both dogs. I tried to go back in bed for a bit but my Zoey opened my bedroom door. She likes to use the wee wee pads on the balcony instead of the bedroom. She got back into bed but Minx got up and was on his own wandering around the condo. You know that leaving a 3 month old unsupervised is not a good…

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Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

For my wheelchair evaluation, I’m going out…my wheelchair evaluation my neurologist needed to submit a letter of need. Due to the coronavirus, we did this via teleconference the second week of April. He’s been my neurologist for 22 years. He has files upon files upon files on May. We laugh, actually, at how many times my files have been thinned and moved to storage. My file still always remain as thick as medical encyclopedia. I explain this so you know…

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Teleconference neurologist appointment

Teleconference neurologist appointment

I have my neurologist appointment this morning. My second neurologist appointment admits the coronavirus isolation. Once again this will be a teleconference appointment as was my other one. I’m thankful that both my doctors know me so well. What would this be like if I was a new patient or something? I can’t imagine. This appointment was always scheduled as a checkup but now it is also serving as my wheelchair evaluation. I need to be seen by my doctor,…

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When transitioning to a wheelchair be sure to see an OT for evaluation

When transitioning to a wheelchair be sure to see an OT for evaluation

I completely understand why I have the been in the wrong wheelchair all this time. I had a very different experience this morning in preparation for a new wheelchair. I was asked questions to start with. Questions about my home. What accommodations I have done in my home thus far? What is my bathroom shower set up? What is my bed I sleep in? How wide is my kitchen? What difficulties do I have in the bathroom with my current…

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I’m going out…my wheelchair evaluation

I’m going out…my wheelchair evaluation

I’m going out into the zombie apocalypse tomorrow. Wish me luck. It will be my first time out in almost two weeks. I’ve been very good at hiding myself away to keep safe but now I must make an appearance. I finally got an appointment for a wheelchair evaluation at my physical therapy office. I’ve waited four months to be seen. I couldn’t decide to not go. They assured me that the staff is in masks and the gym is…

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