February 12, 2022 at 11:18 am #202419Rollator
I just ordered a rollator, it is sleek and stylish. Another Rubicon has been crossed, a rollator replacing a stick and a further acknowledgement of deteriorating abilities. Why must I always worry about how things look to others? A waste of time of course.
Thre was a question of my getting a scooter but I am worried that I will put on too much weight Sitting all the time, I have much too healthy an appetite for that atm. I am going to try the old Wiltshire Farm again, get used to eating much less.
The Neurologist always says “use it or lose it” but despite her qualifications, she can never know how it feels to be so weak and in pain with everything things. I suppose I am not alone having a low mood, it us bound to happen if your life is do curtailed. I can’t just bounce out of bed and start studying for a degree etc. The motivation just isn’t there.
Does anyone else use a rollator?February 21, 2022 at 6:49 pm #202422Reply To: Rollator
Its big step but you will feel more secure with Rollator especially when carrying bags etc.
I Have used a high lean elbow walker indoors for many years although I am at end of walking capabilities. My Trusty frame is 15 years old and no longer made and cant be replaced. Its really just an aid now to help my carer get me dressed.
Best of luck with your Rollator and walks once weather improves.February 22, 2022 at 11:46 am #202426Reply To: Rollator
Thanks Cat, I appreciate your thoughtful response.
My rollator cost over £500 and has a loose brake after only 2 outings! The company won’t give me a refund because it has been outside, they are currently emailing Denmark to see about repair. I am quite gutted tbh. If we were still in EU, the company (byAcre) would take it back for free, but as a “third country”, I would have to pay the courier costs! Would be expensive I bet.
That’s a good lesson tbh. Alot of these online supposed shops are just agents for the product, they have no actual premises or stock themselves. I only didn’t order from byAcre directly, because I was scared of the associated export/handling costs brought about by idiot brexit. Never again! I will only buy what I have seen locally. (BY British whether you like it or not. I now have images of Baldric staring fondly at a turnip. Well done flag waving silly billies!)February 24, 2022 at 4:31 pm #202429Reply To: Rollator
I would call your local trading standards as its a new item and is defective. You have some rights with distance and online purchases via consumers act. Your transaction is with the shop. Regardless of being outside they should put it right.March 16, 2022 at 3:51 pm #202432Reply To: Rollator
Glad 5o say that the company in question are giving me a new rollator. They now believe me the brakes were faulty. (Hard to argue otherwise when I sent it back to them to look at).
I hope to live to read a reply, I am 46yo so I don’t hold out much hope.
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