After an exhausting trip shopping with my girls at Merry Hill, i'm starting to realise i shouldn't have to put up and shut up! I had my Walking stick with me, but my god it would of been nice to maybe hire a chair there, or scooter for the day?? It's a big indoor shopping mall, with slippery floors too, but i would of enjoyed the trip more if i had more than my walking stick. So where do you get these things from?? Do i buy a wheelchair, even though deep down i want to believe i wont need one for long?? What about crutches are they worth buying or can i hire them before surgery too?? Who do i need to talk too?
Had to laugh yesterday, my daughter who is 15yrs old and see's me with a walking stick all the time, said to me " Would you like to try out my circuit training programme, it only has 10 laps of running round the field and kettle bells etc...." Me run? Is she mad?? I can't walk for heavens sake, how would i run?? I think i've confused her by being on the trainer and bike, so she thinks i'm magically better. Lol If only......
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Hekate: I bought my crutches in Canada at the pharmacy..think they were $40 bucks. You can rent them as well but I chose to purchase them if I needed them 6 weeks it worked out close to the same. I am glad a bought them as I wound up needing them a couple days down the line. I didn't need a wheelchair..unless you go to the mall..soon afterwards the legs get tired but it's a choice I didn't use one...(a shoe shopaholic that i am! - it's therapy too!). Hope you had fun at the mall yourself...& kids...wouldn't it be nice to be so physically ignorant again LOL?!! That's the only reason I envy them!
Dreamwalker I can relate to the men story..I found that at my work the men never asked either but they were the most considerate! MG
Why don't I just send you a pair of mine-I have two pairs now, and really don't need them both. They are only the standard NHS ones, and if not I will need to take one pair back anyway.
That would be ace Kate thanks!!! I totally need some and it's driving me nuts. I dunna care what colour or how boring they may be, just practical would be heaven.
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I saw some ergonomic crutches on Ebay. Has anyone used those?
I am thinking of purchasing a pair of Millennial crutches (forearm type) has anybody used these or have any they don't need anymore? Millennial have offered me a pair including shipping at a special price of US$137 which is just over NZ$200 eek.
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Hi guys, I bought a pair of ergonomic forearm crutches and they were great. Light weight and collapsible so I could travel with them. I bought them at an online chemist for $60 aust and $6 delivery, not sure on the conversion but sure you could get them there.
Hope this helps.
Email me your address to email@example.com and I will sort it out, might be towards the end of the week though as I will have to get some brown paper to wrap them in so will have to go into town for that. The deal is when you don't need them anymore, either pass them onto someone else or return them to the NHS because its not fair for them to be sat in a cupboard if someone needs them.
The Red Cross are brilliant for equipment. You can buy it new or second hand and I bought my crutches and also a perching stool (£15). They will hire out equipment to you and it is on a donation basis so you can pay what you can afford. They have wheelchairs and all manner of other things.