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LauraW

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Good news! Mom finally got her power wheelchair. Most of it was covered by medicare and insurance and MDA paid $2000. We only had to pay $1400. Now we can go places without me killing my back and arms carrying everything, and pushing her at the same time. We went out to BJ's which is a large store with WIDE aisles. Mom did great! She got to shop for herself. She hasn't been to a store since before Christmas last year. Then last weekend we had a barbeque and she was outside and wheled herslef aroung from person to person and had such a good time. She lookd great. Gained 6 pounds. We just had our driveway blacktopped ( Just moved into our house in April) so Mom can get around outside better ( it is a HUGE driveway...over 2200 square feet). We feel so blessed! Just had to share the good news!
 

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Great news Laura!
 

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I am so glad to hear the news. Tell her to watch out for dips in the grass in the yard. I have a habit of getting my wheelchair stuck in those. :-D
 

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Capt Al,
She has already gotten stuck......she is so funny...tore up the grass!
 

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Great news Laura , not the grass , the wheelchair ...lol..I bet both of you have found shopping freer . I'm on a priority waiting list for one and can't wait so I can get out on my own instead of someone having to push me round in this one . xx
 

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thats awesome :) tell her to watch her not to speed around too much...lol
 

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POWER CHAIR = FREEDOM. Watch your toes! Happy for your mom!
 

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I am so happy for the both of you! She will enjoy the new found freedom the chair gives.
 

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That's great! I hope your Mom finds her new freedom exhilarating!
 

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Great news. Enjoy!
 

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Great news! Watch out for those wheelies!8)8)8)
 

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Fantastic news Laura. She is getting out of the house and enjoys that freedom. I am happy for her.


I can see headlines in the local tabloid.

"Laura's Mom goes Cougar in local bar"
Last night , Cougar pounces on young hunks with pickup lines like "You like my Wheels?" "Hey handsome , wanna go for a ride" and "This is MY JOYSTICK"

Glen
 

LauraW

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Glen.
You are hysterical...thanks for the laugh.
 

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That is fantastic news - my Dad's in the process of trying to get an automated wheelchair. They lent him a demo and the first night he had it he took it for a drive down the street and didn't tell anyone....that got quite a reaction, but him telling me the story on the phone with his excitement of new found freedom just warmed my heart. I can't wait for him to officially get his....it's a long process isn't it?
 

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I have 3 dogs and as soon as i got my wheel chair I would take them for long walk around the neighborhood. They loved it. As soon as they see me pick up a lease they come running. Ready to go sniff and smell everything.
If you do this; use one of the automatic leases that rolls itself back up, so when someone else or a car comes by you can reel them in.
Great fun.
 
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