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Month: May 2019

Visiting the Doctor is dangerous to my health and my wheelchair

Visiting the Doctor is dangerous to my health and my wheelchair

Introduction Every four weeks I visit my local GP to get prescriptions for the multitude of medications I take. I’ve had the same Doctor for over a decade, and he has helped me in many ways. I visited the Doctor in an alternative location, rather than where I normally visit. By the time I got back into my van, my wheelchair was damaged, both my hands were hurting, and I felt stressed and angry. Shouldn’t a visit to the Doctor…

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RAA wheelchair road service – getting you and your wheelchair home

RAA wheelchair road service – getting you and your wheelchair home

RAA wheelchair road service – an introduction Fortunately, my seven-year-old Pride Quantum 6000Z powered wheelchair, has broken down infrequently. Two flat tyres and twice the battery was disconnected, once by Qantas baggage handlers and the other time by me. I exited the footpath and onto the road, and the asphalt was laid too high and caught my footplate. After tilting forward and lifting the drive wheels off the ground, the chair crashed back down, it turned off and wouldn’t turn…

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