electric wheelchair

  1. S

    Time for a electric wheelchair

    Hi all, my walking is getting worse, I can't stand or walk unaided now. I know I need to use my heavy electric wheelchair. Unfortunately I can't/won't use it due to my 2 little dogs whom would get badly hurt if I ran over them. They don't move out of the way. I was wondering if I buy a...
  2. D

    Electric Wheelchair for House-Suggestions??

    I need an electric small “chair” to move around in the house. Rollator getting risky and I will be starting the process of getting an electric wheelchair, but would like something smaller to use in house.
  3. ReginaS

    9 months past diagnosis

    Hi all, My partner was diagnosed w. ALS in February (2018). He might have noticed the first signs in Oct. 2017 in his right foot. He got a leg brace for drop foot. His right arm/had and foot/leg are very weak. Now he has significant pain in his right wrist. I got him a brace and it's best if...
  4. S

    I'm Hoping to help veterans with ALS

    My dad recently passed after a 2 year battle with ALS. I was his only relative, so by default became a caretaker. I spent hundreds of hours on VA benefits and my Dad's wish was for me to help others. I found PVA and DAV in my area to be of very limited help. They basically got me started and...
  5. L

    Permobile M300 Power Wheelchair for sale

    Electric wheelchair 2016 model with seat lift/seat tilt/backrest recline – purple highlights. Charger is included. Batteries are good and hold a full charge. Brand new, never used attendant control mounted on back. Manufacturer details and pictures can be found at...
  6. A

    Falling apart - a bit of a rant

    It's been a rough couple of days and I am really struggling. I need to vent a bit, and I feel like this is the only place where anyone will actually understand. I had to call an ambulance to take my PALS to hospital on Friday night. He's been constipated on and off for a couple of weeks and we...
  7. A

    What do you say when you can't say "It's going to be okay,"?

    I have lingered a lot on these pages the past few months, but not really participated. Thank you to all of you for sharing your stories, insights and experiences. It’s been so helpful to me so often, and comforting to know there is such a supportive community of people here who actually know...
  8. S

    Hard Situation - MIL w/ ALS

    So here's my story, My MIL was diagnosed in Nov 2015 after around 6 months of trying to figure out why her foot and leg were having pain/fatigue. She was 61. The first year wasn't too bad but use of both her legs was eventually gone and she was in a wheelchair by the end of year one. Now, 7...
  9. KimT

    Help Knowing What to do at Airport

    This is going to sound crazy but here goes. My friend who drives me back and forth to Mayo Clinic has been away overseas for three weeks. I got a text from her a couple of days ago and she said she had fainted and broke her ankle in three places. She was in Berlin at the time and just got out...
  10. Firefighter58

    A visit from ALS rep

    Hi Pals, I had a visit yesterday from my ALS rep. She advised me of a program in Ontario called Direct Funding Self Management Attendant Services. This is a program where the government opens a bank account in your name and deposits money in the account every month enabling you to hire and pay...