Friends and family, thank you so much for reading this, I really appreciate it.
I have cancer, Multiple Myeloma and I guess that wasn't enough, I also have a neuro disease called Olivopontocerrabellar Degeneration. Basically my cerrabellum went on vacation and never came back. I have no balance and am now wheelchair bound 100% of the time. There is never a dull moment around here! I actually have some of the most spectacular falls you've ever seen. The end result is that I've really done a number to my left shoulder. I saw an ortho doctor and he highly recommended an electric wheelchair, otherwise I'll lose complete use of the shoulder. Apparently shoulders were not meant to propel manual wheelchairs.
The not so surprising part is that insurance will not pay for this wheelchair. So far I've bought all my medical equipment, but I thought the chair would be different. They will fund 80% of a chair of from their durable medical supply. Trouble is, they're big and heavy and would not be able to get through any of my doorways.
The one I found is small, portable, lightweight and actually folds down small enough to fit in my car. My car is small, too small to attach a wheelchair ramp on the back so I found one that will work. It's called an Airhawk Portable Wheelchair.
Asking for help isn't easy. But I don't know what else to do. Thank you so much for reading this. And God bless each and everyone!
- Lisa Moore
- Kim Nelson
- Eileen Kriesman
- Charles Kotlan
- Donna Stock