Wheelchair Tuning Part XII


When you like me don’t belong to the desirable society of occupational accidents* it should be well-considered which special equipment is chosen in addition to the health insurance wheelchair and has to be paid by oneself of course.
The hospital wheelchair which I was using then was a new special edition and was very good to drive.
I applied for this model in a slightly slimmed-down version and got it approved.

The aluminum steering wheels were a must, aren’t they cool?

The steering wheels have hard rubber tyres and are slim.
The tyres were great in the hospital. Really smooth, such a corridor.

For someone like me who wasn’t able to move anyway and can’t ride on the rear tyres these wheels were

like hell out in the wild.

At the smallest joint, hole or best cobble stone the wheelchair abruptly stopped. I didn’t like that at all that I was sometimes faster than my wheelchair. Additionally the bearings have conked out after 6 months even though I rarely left my flat.

I changed from hard and slim 4 inch (10,16 cm) wheels to soft and broader

5 inch (12,70 cm) steering wheels.

Now even I can go to the old town to drink a coke.

Unfortunately I have to see something like this consistently!

Get a prescription for repair from your physician, and the medical supply store “should” take care about the exchange.
You don’t drive your car with bald tyres either.

* Expenses covered by employer’s accident insurance
The employer’s accident insurance pays almost everything, e.g. a carport so that you can reach the house dry-shoed from the partially sponsored car over the new ramp to levitate like a little angel through your staircase with a wheelchair suspension track.

Great society, I’ll join in!

Translator BL

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