I’m becoming a scooter expert

My knowlege is expanding through this liver ordeal. I now know guages of needs, how to stop IV’s from beeping and clear “occlusions,” and what a pic line is. EGD, ERCP, MRI, CT, pleural effusions, theurocentesis, parancentesis and ascites.

And now I know there are about a billion scooters and mobility chairs out there. Some of them require conversion vans, ramps and lifts. They have a range of 15-20 miles and are comfy. And they are very expensive. Our little cars won’t handle them.

There are smaller scooters claiming they are easy to disassemble and stow in a trunk. I saw one that had 23 parts. Um, easy? Some have as few as 5 steps which is much more manageable.

The next issue is something called “range.” All warn that range is reduced by the weight of the passenger and the surface he is scooting on. One said it had a four mile range but customer reviews said they couldn’t get to the end of the driveway. Will AAA come pick me up? 🙂

For $2000 I can get a cool Luggie Scooter which looks to be a feat of engineering genious. Holy Moly, $2000???

I’ve been so blessed by friends and friends of friends who have offered free chairs and scooters. Others are looking, asking and scouring garages. You people amaze and humble me. Most have been too large and not portable enough but I’m very greatful.

There are a couple more we’re checking into but as of right now, we havent found the right fit yet. I’m sure the Lord is going to provide. I never imagined myself needing a scooter to get around but life changes on a dime.

About Scott Linscott

Living life to the fullest, walking in the dust of my Rabbi, creating art through photography and written word, speaking words of hope and encouragement at conferences, workshops, church and civic gatherings.
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