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New Wheels/New Chair - May 26


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Can you get Spinnas for that thing


We'll get it all tricked out and have it appear in a rap video! :)

Congrats, Brian. :) :)


Cool: I think I would look cool if Sari came to see me, and she had on a RED dress, and I would let her deck my chair out with some really awesome accessories - Heck, I would even let her push me around - Red and Green would be cool :)


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I have to kick my brother's BUTT now, because he says my Emotion Power Wheels are "Lazy Man's Wheels" - If I had no use for them, they would not be perscribed - (what he said is not appropriate for public display, so I told him to "Shut UP!") because these wheels have saved me alot of pain during the tests, and I love them - won't go without them again

tell him to get in the chair and try to go uphill on grass without them

heheh he touches that chair without my permission and I will make him REGRET it - He already used my red Quicke as a regular chair, and this one < (greater Then) $10,000 is NOT gonna be messed with because there is alot of new components and they cost big money heheheheh

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Edited by **Brian**, 28 May 2009 - 01:20 PM.

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Looks nice Brian... :)

Now my Paint skills are very fantastic, so here we can see that the chair does have, in fact, some potential:

[attachment=30577:2009_Q2_..._M11_640.jpg]

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Looks nice Brian... :)

Now my Paint skills are very fantastic, so here we can see that the chair does have, in fact, some potential:

[attachment=30577:2009_Q2_..._M11_640.jpg]

Cheers


Troy:

Nice change man - I don't think that Sunrise Medical (The manufacturer) has spinners though, but it would be cool on her!! Want to be my body mechanic??? :)

This is Day 6 with my new ride, and I must say that I am impresed!! She needs to be adjusted, because it seems that she wants to wander a little, and the response is "sluggish" and the rims with the joysticks and sensors don't seem to be as quick as the test chair - Left rim seems tighter then the right, and I cant stop the chair as well with a tap of the hands. My equpment Specialist will come tomorrow with the battery cases for the Emotions, and the rest of my manuals for the equipment, so I'll ask him to look into this - It may be as simple as a turn to the adjustment dial on each wheel, but since we are talking about a chair that exceeds $10,000, I will not take any chances :)

Shoulder seems better, but I think the cortozone shot allowed a muscle to pop, so hopefully with therapy, we will be able to fix that :)

Wish me Luck!!

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It's good that you're picking up on these issues. Be sure to mention it to the equipment specialist so he can adjust it, if he can't or won't, then find out from him how you can get it done.

Once you have them adjusted and allowed yourself a bit more time to get used to them, I'm sure it'll be great. :)
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It's good that you're picking up on these issues. Be sure to mention it to the equipment specialist so he can adjust it, if he can't or won't, then find out from him how you can get it done.

Once you have them adjusted and allowed yourself a bit more time to get used to them, I'm sure it'll be great. :)

Troy:

Yes - I called him yesterday, and told him that it seems that I've caused my left rim to sqeak, and that I think the rim itself is too tight, and in a situation when I have to act fast, hesitation of even a half a second could mean the difference between me being able to STOP, or being in a situation where I could be in an adverse or unfavorable conditions. The test chair's rims were so responsive that I just had to TAP them lightly, and she would slow to a stop - NOW, I have to hold on to both rims, with both hands, and she fights me when I try to hold her still - The Equipment Specialist says that he can make my wheels adjust to my specs, but I can't remember exactly how the test chair was adjusted, but I am sure this can be done.

I am extra careful now, because of the fact that the Emotion Wheels have Joysticks, Sensors adjustment hardware, and wires connecting to the wheels - They say that if they find that something is wrong with the wheels, that they can swap them out, but I doubt that it would require that - The Vendor knows that I take care of the equipment, and its been 9 years between chairs - My stock wheels are standing by in the corner of my room, because they may be needed, but I will leave the Emotions on until the weather or the situation warrents a change - The Chair can be heavy to move with the Emotion Wheels mounted heheheeh :)

I think that is what I need - The wheels are sluggish and tight - we shall see :)

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Can you get Spinnas for that thing


We'll get it all tricked out and have it appear in a rap video! :)

Congrats, Brian. :) :)


Cool: I think I would look cool if Sari came to see me, and she had on a RED dress, and I would let her deck my chair out with some really awesome accessories - Heck, I would even let her push me around - Red and Green would be cool :)


Brian


Wow, not many people allow me to push them around! :)
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Can you get Spinnas for that thing


We'll get it all tricked out and have it appear in a rap video! :)

Congrats, Brian. :) :)


Cool: I think I would look cool if Sari came to see me, and she had on a RED dress, and I would let her deck my chair out with some really awesome accessories - Heck, I would even let her push me around - Red and Green would be cool :)


Brian


Wow, not many people allow me to push them around! :)


hehehe No problem Sari:

I've had someone come up to me and say how pretty my chair was. and the fact that it is an interesting color, and the person actually never heard of power assist wheels either, so I got to show off my new ride - you should see the reactions I get - they are like blown away by the fact that I can push myself with power assist :)

It feels so GOOD to have a quality set of wheels under me, that is safe and comfortable for me :)

You would have the honor - There are very few that I would allow to push me - I guess because I have to be confident in the person's ability to assist me in situations that arise - especially at NIGHT - My night vision is deminished, so it is helpful to have someone there to help if necessary. If a person is behind me, I would allow THEM to make decisions based on what they see, but I still keep an eye on things :)

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Wow, not many people allow me to push them around! :)

You need permission? :)
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Glad to hear this and I hope you enjoy your chair. :)
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I have been enjoying having my chair around, and it seems to be helping me with my shoulder, even though I think I popped something soon after I got the cortozone shot from the doctor. Driving this thing is a dream as well as a challenge because we have sidewalks that remind me of the wild west, or a place where you would go mud bogging.

Case in point: I went to Montpelier (State Capital) on Thursday. I went from my house to the bus stop which is maybe a 1/4 mile from my house. I crossed the street, and proceeded to the stop, watching for potholes, bumps, etc, which is mostly what you have to do in Barre, because our sidewalks seem to sink and rise with each winter and you have to be careful. I had my wheels engaged (powered up, in Outdoor mode) and was proceeding to the stop, and I crossed the street to the stop, and apparently had to throw something in the garbage, so I went over toward the barrel, then I had to turn to the right to go up an incline in our sidewalk for that street. There were missing and broken pieces of pavement, and I got my right front caster wheel in the grooves, and when I turned to the right, I heard a strange sound, and looked down.......

When I did this, I saw my right caster wheel, which is a flat free caater tire, hanging off the wheel rim!! I had gotten into the groove of the sidewalk and somehow, when turning right, it came off the rim. I got out of the chair on the sidewalk, looked up, said "why the heck......" as I looked puzzled at the situation, wondering how the heck it happened - Then a Good Samaritin came to my aid, asked me for a knife, and using my knife blade, I saw him fit the tire on the rim again, JUST in time for the City Route Bus to roll up behind me - Phew!!

How Embarrassing!!

Friday, I went to see the City Manager, and informed him if the accident, and asked him to look at the sidewalk in question, and told him that I just got this chair, and that I lost my front caster tire. I demonstrated how it happened, and he told me that he would have the sidewalk looked at. Further, I told him that I am sitting in over $10,000 (USD) of equipment, and that we have elderly and disabled using that sidewalk, and that the City should REPAVE that sidewalk, because the Senior Center and the bus stop are there, and they must have skipped it during the paving last summer.

I am very protective of my chair. amd I want it to last, and thank goodness there are still good samaritins around here - When it comes to my safety, or the safety of OTHERS as well I don't mess around - The whole sidewalk is bumpy, and one bump can jar something loose, and with my Emotion wheels, I don't take chances - I called the Techs that morning, and they will be here on Friday to assess the situation, and make the requested adjustments.

Has anything embarrassing like this happend to any of you!! I am not injured, just shocked that the wheel came off :)

Just as a side note, I started PT on my shoulder today - I will do this for a month, and then I will go back to the Doctor on the 29th - I will probably do Outpatient at that time, because I was told that I would have to do that after the first month, because of Medicare rules.

Wish me luck!!
Brian

Edited by **Brian**, 08 June 2009 - 10:22 AM.

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For those that are interested, I have a new pic, but this time, I am IN my new ride:

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Edited by **Brian**, 28 August 2009 - 07:13 PM.

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looking good... all you need now are some transition lenses for your glasses. If your anything like me, I hate changing back and forth from clear to tinted :)
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Cool ride! :)
post a pic of the transmission part,sounds interesting(I'm a mechanic)

Enjoy your mobility
cheers
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