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Unsuitable Wheelchair - Need Help and Advice
hi guys, i'm new here, just wondering if anybody could offer me some advice, i'm a 34 year old female with CP and up until a couple of years ago have always been fairly independent and only relied on a stick for getting about, however this has recently changed due to chronic pain in my back increased tightness in my legs and as a result a lot more falling over, the NHS has issued me with a standard wheelchair, however I have spent two weeks using it and I find it totally unsuitable , it's too heavy and does not have much control, I was hoping this would be my answer to getting out and about and feeling safe on my own without having to rely on my partner for support, but as it turns out he still has to come with me as i'm still not confident with the wheelchair provided. I have looked at different options such as the quickies and kuschell wheelchairs but they all come with a fair price tag, I don't want to seem ungrateful but I need this chair to be my legs, and everywhere I turn nobody seems to know how to help, any advice would be great.