I got several questions from blog readers asking me about my scooter. Ignore my sour puss face….just check out the scooter. I put my knee on the part that looks like a seat then take my other leg and use it as you would a kids scooter. It work fabulous. It has allowed me to do so much and I am so thankful. If my insurance hadn’t covered it (that’s a whole another story) I’d have still found a way to get one.
This is my exact one and here’s the link for it.
It is so nice and so needed. I use it for so much more than being mobile. Here I am curling my hair. See how I can lock the break and be steady to curl my hair.I love it.
Here I am unloading the dish washer. Again with the scooter making me feel safe, I can load and unload the dishwasher. I can cook meals too. So far nothing fancy but enough to keep whoever is here fed.
Bathing was a big challenge…
We came up with baths in the claw foot tub on the main floor. Let’s just say in and out of the tub is challenging. I can’t put any weight on my left leg so in and out on one leg…hmmm….challenging.
I can’t wash my hair in the tub so it happens in the kitchen sink. Again my scooter is a huge help. I can do it myself as long as I have the scooter. I just lock my brakes and put my leg on the “seat”. The “seat” is designed so that that I can put my leg horizontally or vertically. That is so hand especially in situations like this.
When I am at the kitchen table to eat I transfer to a kitchen chair but then my scooter is near and I can rest my leg on it still being able to elevate it. The scooter has so many great uses.
You need a strong knee to use the scooter and a strong opposing leg.
I HIGHLY recommend one. HIGHLY if you are in need of one.
I do have crutches too. Having the scooter makes them pretty obsolete. I do need them up and down stairs though. For now, I’m doing all I can to avoid stairs. I’m just living on the main floor for now and am a little afraid that I might end up there the duration of my foot problems.
Oh one thing I did for get to tell you. Kelli took my bike basket off my bike and attached it to my scooter. Here’s a link to my bike basket. I wouldn’t be without the basket either. We had tacos one night. I could pull the condiments and things from the refrigerator, pop them into my basket and scoot off to the table where I unloaded the things onto the table. I’ve put my phone in the basket so I can have it with me whenever I move about (I was ordered to do that and I’m complying). I use the basket ALL THE TIME. It is very beneficial.
I also discovered these. It’s a cover that goes over my splint and I can shower.
The thing from the doctor’s office was a joke. This is nice. The plastic is very thick and durable. I am certain this will last me over my time that I’m out of commission.
I am so thankful that we’ve been able to get a few things to make my recovery a little bit easier. Without these I’d be a couch potato and we all know that would be an awful thing.
Today’s my day to not have to be elevated all the time and to be able to be a little more mobile. I’m a happy girl….yes, I know…I’ll still take it easy and force myself to do some sitting activities too. Don’t worry. I am not going to mess up this recovery. I don’t want to have to go through this twice.