Sunday, February 19, 2017

New wheels...

Ever since my fall last October I have been using my old standard walker, the kind that really isn't designed for outside walking, but, hey, life happens.
It has become clear to me that my knee has become pretty unstable (and taking the time off from work right now to get it replaced is out of the question) and going it with just one cane was probably bot safe for me anymore.  So I started looking at "rollators" - four wheeled walkers designed to go over hill and dale. 
Sadly they are not covered by insurance and this was a little bit more $$ than I was thinking (plus I got it from a local store - $125 more than online!!!).  I was able to get them to come down $50 in price - The Shepherd and I like to buy local when ever we can - so as the old saying goes, I bit the bullet and bought it.  Then are some challenges ... it weighs about 18 lbs,  getting it in and out of the trunk, and up and down our back steps is going to take some work, but I like it and I hope it will help me to be more mobile too.
She needs a name - right now I'm thinking Maybelle...

5 comments:

Lilylou said...

Wow! Very swanky! Hope she really comes through for you, Tina!

Michelle said...

Looks like she HAS a name – I like "Nitro"!

Kathy said...

I'm surprised Medicare didn't chip in for the "Rollinator". Glad you're more mobile again!

schoonoverfarm said...

Love her!

Yvonne said...

Glad to see you'll be able to get around more safely & comfortably. :-)