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    When I started to explore wc, I was not so impaired ad wouldn’t have qualified. So I didn’t formally initiate the process until @oct or early Nov. after rapid decline in functioning... lots of hoops to jump through before ordering it. This is picked up by Medicare and Medicare supplement.

    With PT assessment they said I would qualify for ultralight. Medicare reviewed it and approved it.
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    I am glad to hear that Medicare payed.

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    Me too :)
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    I hope your new chair works out for you! It's been a long slog through the paperwork to get it....but it'll be worth it in the end!

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    78C25760-7C45-467C-B2A8-42AF78C38021.jpgI got it two hours ago! It’s really so nice! It works so much better than the rentals I have used periodically.it feels like a. Extension of my body.

    You can take everything off and then it’s very light, about 12 lbs. I think I could even lift it into the car. What’s hard though is the physical popping the heavy wheels on and off. I will figure out a strategy.


    The store has been so helpful and professional every step of the way.

    And you, my cyber friends, have been a valuable fountain of wisdom and support. Thank you :)

    But it will be great inside the house. Especially when the new House is ready to move in.
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    Congratulations! I hope this wheelchair will make things easier for you.

    It looks a lot like mine. The seating part looks unusual.

    Yes, those snap-on wheels have been a challenge for me too, but that may be mainly because I'm afraid that if I snap one off I won't be able to get it back on right. They haven't been removed very often so far.
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    It looks real snazzy Sunshine! I hope you can get around in it really good. Looks easy, but my arms would not think so. Glad you got strong arms. And I am glad you finally got it in and that you are happy with it.
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    She's a beauty! I'm so happy for you that you have a custom chair. Is the seat cushion Roho? Is it easy to self-propel?

    Happy Trails To You in your new Wheels!

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    It’s a foam cushion, Medicare won’t pay for Roho unless history of skin breakdown. I can buy it out of pocket with a discount. Will try foam and see.

    Yes, it propels nicely on my tile floors. I have no rugs.

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