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    Tell him you need it for any long distance... Criteria USED to be "no more than two car lengths" without assistance. And explain that you need it for shopping, going to church, whatever long distance. And see if he is agreeable. The worst reply is no...and you're back to looking on Craigslist, or ebay, or a local shopper newspaper...or buying new.
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    In my experience the medical equipment places are fairly eager to sell you a chair and will be happy to call your doctor to ask for the rx but of course you'll want to discuss it with the doctor first.
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    I had that "need it in the house" requirment when I got my scooter. Crazy. Of course it's to use outside. I had no problem. The neurologist and the dealer both knew the magic words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillstANNding View Post
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    I had that "need it in the house" requirment when I got my scooter. Crazy. Of course it's to use outside. I had no problem. The neurologist and the dealer both knew the magic words.

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    That sounds like when I got the referral for my scooter. The dr knew what to write on the referral. I'm still wondering how much longer I'll need to wait, but I'm not worried.

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    Thanks for all the good tips. I see him in four weeks and will talk to him about it.

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    My custom ultra light wheelchair is ready. They will deliver it this week and be sure it fits me etc.

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    Excellent news. Love to see it. Also, info on how it was paid for. Did insurance cover some or all of it? Since fatigue is such a big part of MS, you'd think they would pay for lighter chairs. Probably not.

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    How exciting! But did it really take almost a year for this to happen? I was looking at the earlier posts in this thread and wondering.
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    We will be anxiously waiting to see what you think about it.
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    ((((((Sunshine)))))) ~

    Hoping your new chair is perfect in every way!

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