i’ve been experimenting with driving my wheelchair around the house, just to see how it works. aside from not being able to reach stuff in upper cabinets or the sink, or do much damage on the stove, i seem to be able to get around the house pretty easy. luckily, i can get up out of the chair to reach things i can’t reach from the seat. i realize how much energy i expended shuffling around with my walker. but i also find that it is nearly impossible to carry anything when i’m in the chair (i have to use a waterbottle with a top that i can tuck in between my butt and the arm of the chair), and i wonder how the not-walking part is going to affect my legs, since the shuffling behind the walker was the only leg excercise i got. i’m trying to find a pool that i can get into (that has a ramp as opposed to a ladder for entry/exit), which will more than compensate for that. and wheeling over carpet is like riding a bike in sand. do larger tires make that easier?
i don’t think i’m ready to go full time to a chair, it is nice to find out that my house is 90% accessible.