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    Wheel chair mount and dismount

    Here's a problem I have been fighting for awhile and, I'm hoping someone will come up with a solution. Falling out of my wheelchair and, being able to get back on. I am a T11-12 injury. Have upper body use. From the hip down, not much. I am post 9 years this year. Have gotten older, heaver, weaker as time has gone on. I like to be able to do more around the house such as, gardening, auto repairs, etc. Problem is, I can't get back into my chair and so, I have not been doing these things anymore for fear of hurting myself trying to get back on the chair. Arms are short. Have actually had to call the police to help me in the past when I had fallen out for various reasons. Anyone been faced with this problem and, been able to devise a solution. I know that this sounds simple enough but, not so.
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    Might you be able to use one of these?

    http://www.paraladder.com/

    (KLD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Might you be able to use one of these?

    http://www.paraladder.com/

    (KLD)
    That's what I'm talking about. This looks like it will do the trick. Thank you KLD
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    I've recently had the same problem, combination of age, and weight gain, coupled with recent loss of Tricep strength.
    My solution is a small wooden stool, about 8" high. it's easy to move to where I need it, and I can lift onto it, then go the rest of the way to my chair.
    58 years post injury, T6, FWIW
    I made the stool, a couple years ago, then recently found this:
    http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/me...SABEgK4e_D_BwE
    Might be a good option

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