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    My wheelchair emergency has happened!!!

    Aw shit. Got into my iGlide this morning. When I started to pull away from my bed, it went bonkers. It appears that the computer is gone so the chair is history. My shoulders are not happy with my 15 year old Quickie Triumuph so I am in desperate straits.

    I am agonizing over e-motions, xtender, or going right to a power chair. If I go to one of the other power assists, it will mean a new chair as well because my 15 year old won't work. If I could get pattherat's ZX1 I would do that in a minute, or if Burgerman's chair was available, I would go that way. However, because my need is immediate, I cannot wait. Until then, my mobility is going to be limited to nurse my shoulders along. Compactness is an issue. My home is fine for a manual chair, but most powerchairs are a tight fit. Your suggestions are welcomed.

    This is the predicament I have been dreading.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

    See my personal webpage @
    http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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    yikes grandpa sci! i wish i knew more to help! i hope you get an answer fast!
    "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
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    I've been looking at small power chairs for the last couple of weeks, and just bought a Quickie P220 on Ebay. My second choice was a Quickie P200: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
    No bids yet, 2 days left, and price is $699 and shipping about $165.
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    I'm sorry dear 55.
    Last August without the chair was hell for us so I know what this means.
    Sorry I can't help, only sympathize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donno View Post
    I've been looking at small power chairs for the last couple of weeks, and just bought a Quickie P220 on Ebay. My second choice was a Quickie P200: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
    No bids yet, 2 days left, and price is $699 and shipping about $165.
    What is the overall length and width on your 220? Thx
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

    See my personal webpage @
    http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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    Damn, that sucks! No advice, just wanted to say I hope you find your new chair really quick!

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    Do not go gently into that good night.

    Power assist wheels gets my vote.

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    About 25"x40".
    Don - Grad Student Emeritus
    T3 ASIA A 26 years post injury

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    Think about pc with elevating seat to allow gravity transfers from bed to chair, toilet, etc. My wife has Permobil C400 which goes as low as 16" and quite high. Easy transfers!

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    My vote goes to the emotions. They have a variety of adjustments. By no means are they perfect but knowing your adaptability and pragmatism I'm sure you'll have them working like the iglide. I'd suggest that you give Frank mobility a call in the morning and ask to speak to Justin. He is a technician but is fantastic and probably could answer any questions you have.

    Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to share my experience.

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