Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Wheelchair

My new power wheelchair has been working out great for me. I have been enjoying my independence and am getting used to the sip and puff (prefer the tongue touch more still but it's better than being in a manual wheelchair). Compared to my old power chair, this is definitely an improvement. And I thought that one was great but I didn't know any different. It's from the same company just a new model and more comfortable. It's also roomier because it's 2 inches wider (yes I've grown in the last five years; I was told that comes with age so I shouldn't worry :-). They did switch a couple things from my old wheelchair to my new one, like my armrests and footplate but there are still a couple of other things like a tray that holds my water and a pole to attach my humidifier for my vent.

Here are some pictures of when I took it outside last week to test the speed (this was before the 10 inches of snow we got on Saturday).

The straw attaches to the head rest. The black pad on the other side of my face is a reset switch in case I need to stop the chair immediatly.
A side view
The back of my wheelchair. My vent is hanging on a bar and my oxygen (for emergencies) hangs below.
For now my tubes are tied to the side of the chair.
This is how it looks tilted back.
Invacare TDX SP



Anonymous said...

looks great!!! just like mine...
jia liang

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

My nephew Skylar, who you are friends with on Facebook, has his cell phone attached to the straw on his chair. He uses a toothpick to call and text. Have a great weekend.


Wheelchair said...

Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.

Keep Posting:)