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Hi Terri, our OT said that a motorized chair is not available with tilt and power seat together. Just wondered what make LB's is and is it a middle or rear wheel drive, thanks, Elo

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this site http://www.wheelchairjunkie.com/cgi-...?ubb=forum;f=3 has a search button in the upper right where u can find info 4 the questions asked in this post. join them as they are open in suggestions also. we are mostly novices in wheelchairs but there they are long time users. fyi
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Hi Tracy 22, thanks very much for the link, Elo
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Hi Elo,

LB has a Permobil 300. It has everything-tilt, recline, elevator seat, and electric legs. I sure wouldn't stop until I got it all. It has been a great help to him. The only thing that I could not seem to get was the standing option. The drive? I don't know. I would have to ask him and he's sleeping right now.

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Thanks Terri, I will check the Permobil 300 out on the internet, Elo
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Thanks for your information and listing the detailed features.
Thanks Jane for your input on the operation of a middle drive chair.
Thanks Al for your input on this also. Re the handicapped bathroom, is there an easy way of getting in and out of the shower/bath. My husband has the bench and it is still not easy for him to get in and out. Your porch lift sounds good, Do you have this at the front entrance of your home?
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I'm having the tub removed and installing a roll-in shower in it's place, will be getting a shower chair as well, it's like a toilet seat on a wheelchair frame so you can wash all 2000 parts
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Hi Elo. I was going to suggest the shower chair too. I just use a stationary one now but when I need the other one I would think I'll get up from bed, transfer to the chair and get wheeled in and hosed down. Maybe we'll get one of those leaf blowers to save on drying time too. LOL. My Monday project is to take pictures of the bathroom and porchlift so I'll try to post them on yahoo or somewhere so those that are looking for ideas might be able to use some of what we did. AL.
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Hi RDA, thanks for your reply. Not sure what a roll-in shower looks like but will check on the internet, sounds like a good idea also the shower chair.
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Hi Al, thanks for your reply. The Leaf blower sounds good. Looking forward the seeing pictures of your bathroom and porchlift. Saw your picture, you look great. You have a lovely family.
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Hi All,

I am in the process of ordering a powerchair and have had an ADA certified Shower installed on the ground floor. My wife rolled me in this morning and I had a nice long hot shower. When I was finished I told her to get the leaf blower, but she would have nothing to due with it. I thought it was a good idea. I have trouble getting the towel over my shoulder and around the back. A good blow dry would have been nice. I am learning that it is the little things in life that make it a great day. Feeling good after a hot shower.

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Hey guys I was making a joke about the leaf blower. Can you imagine the racket in a closed in place. We'd be deaf after one shower.
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Hi Rich, thanks for your ideas, something to think about when we put a bathroom on the ground floor. Elo
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Finally got the powerchair from the Ebay auction. I am ecstatic. I had it delivered to work. Arrived just before lunch Tuesday. I uncrated it and looked it over it looked great. Just like new as advertised. I read the book during lunch and fired her up immediately after. I made a run up to the front offices where I had not been since March. I was surprised at how quickly I got the hang of it. I have since been using it everyday at work. It has power leg lifts and tilt and recline. I have taken to flipping myself up to allow the fluid to drain from my swelling feet and ankles. Thursday the wife closed on a used Ramp Van and picked me and the chair up. Eliminated a couple of transfers.(really nice). Got home and decided I would like a shower. Drove out of the Van down the new walkway ramp to the back of the house and rolled right inside. Figured I couldn't take the powerchair into the shower. So I transferred to the manual chair. As we have been doing my wife removed my shoes socks and shirt and rolled me into the shower. I have been holding onto the grap bars and standing until she slides the transfer bench into the shower and removes my pants. This night I decided to try and get my feet off of the foot supports myself. I tried to lift my right leg off and couldn't budge from the knee. I then leaned forward to grip my calf, when all of a sudden the chair tipped forward. My lift assist seat fired and dumped me on the floor of the shower. Now here I am laying in the drywall dust and my wife can not get me up. Here we go call 911 again. I am getting to the firemen by name. I have been to the local ALS support group where I met with the Patient services regional specialist. She is working on getting me a lift from the loan closet. My problem is what to do in the meantime. She came to the house for a visit and was quite impressed with changes we have instituted. But the only changes we have made were a matter of necessity. My only complaint with the support system is the same I have with the insurance company too little too late. I need it now not next week or month. I am scheduled for my first ALS clinic the 19th of September. I pray that I have slow progression.

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Hi everyone, thanks for all your replies and explanations to postings, haven't been on for a while. My husband is experiencing a burning tingling sensation in his lower back and all over his legs, today. Not the fasiculations he experienced earlier when diagnosed, he was diagnosed middle of last year and is confined to a motorized wheelchair, a loan to him, but will be getting a tilted one hopefully in a few months. He doesn't sleep on his back. He has been taking Effexor the past week, don't know if this could cause that, will call the neurologist soon to see what he thinks.

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