Hey Rhonda--my gosh your husband sounds so much like my husband. We also have a standing chair--a 2006 Redman. (bought it on ebay used). He loves it but it is so old-fashion looking. that helps transfers a lot--we have a transfer stand that leans against and I rotate him from the bed to the chair or chair to potty. He started out at 200lbs and now is about 115lbs... he also plateaus regularly. Glad you joined us--we will talk again soon!