Just wanted to tell everyone about the joy I have experienced with purchasing a power pack for my husband's wheelchair! Actually, my darling son bought the power pack for us after finding me in distress when I had to upgrade Roy's old,easier to manage wheelchair but which was no longer suitable for him.
I have a slope in front of my house, which I could just manage to push the old wheelchair up but when I swopped this one for a lovely comfortable, larger and much heavier wheelchair, I couldn't even manage to get a few feet up the slope!
I know that the powerpack was expensive (thank you darling boy!) but I would go as far as to say that for us,it has been life - changing.
We can now go to places where the old wheelchair wouldn't previously have been able to go....up slopes and down slopes and I can walk further and longer due to it's assistance!!
It doesn't take a lot to make me happy these days, just the sun on my face, the wind in my hair as I walk behind and steer my husband's wheelchair, now powered by something that I didn't even know existed until a few weeks ago!
So if you are ever in Tankerton in Kent and you see a woman pushing her husband in a wheelchair down the slope to the sea with a huge smile on her face...then that will be me!