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New walking frame

woodbine
woodbine Community member Posts: 11,324 Disability Gamechanger
Due to my continuing and worsening problems with my balance and eyes I have bought myself a walking frame on Amazon for £45 thought it quicker than going via the NHS.
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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,948 Disability Gamechanger
    If it makes things easier for you @woodbine, saves waiting around 
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 15,702 Disability Gamechanger
    Good luck with using your walking frame. I hope it helps you get around. Take care.
  • Grinchy
    Grinchy Community member Posts: 1,760 Disability Gamechanger
    good luck with it, i hope it improves things for you, take care
  • Steve_in_The_City
    Steve_in_The_City Scope Member Posts: 511 Pioneering
    Is a walking frame a Zimmer frame? If so you can get them free simply by falling over and being taken to hospital! Using this method I amassed 7 of them at my old flat. They had to live outside in the garden! A year ago I moved in to my new flat, so I took just one Zimmer with me. Now I only have two, so I know I am either getting better or more careful about falling over! Balance is a delicate thing...
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,115 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine if it makes life easier for you then it's worth any price. I have a relative who refused to use hers for years because it "makes her look old" but more recently she put her vanity aside and it has made her life quite a bit easier.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,324 Disability Gamechanger
    Is a walking frame a Zimmer frame? If so you can get them free simply by falling over and being taken to hospital! Using this method I amassed 7 of them at my old flat. They had to live outside in the garden! A year ago I moved in to my new flat, so I took just one Zimmer with me. Now I only have two, so I know I am either getting better or more careful about falling over! Balance is a delicate thing...
    it wasn't that expensive and if it helps my mobility will be worth every penny.
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  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    If it helps you to feel supported then when moving around then that's great @woodbine :)

    I think it'll probably help with your confidence to move about as your conditions change, and with keeping your body moving, both of which are good things!
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,324 Disability Gamechanger
    It came today and I had a trial "run" round the garden, will def. take some getting used to but if it helps me keep my balance will be great, have had 3 falls this week luckily no serious harm done apart from more bruises.
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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,948 Disability Gamechanger
    Hopefully it will lessen your falls 
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 15,702 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry to hear about your falls. Perhaps holding onto something will help. Take care.
  • Steve_in_The_City
    Steve_in_The_City Scope Member Posts: 511 Pioneering
    @woodbine You are right: Anything that helps your mobility is worth every penny. I have balance issues which is why I fall over. I am very careful now and haven't been in hospital for the best part of a year. But I did take a tumble about 2 weeks ago. Luckily I fell in to a corner so my fall was broken before I hit the floor. So shaken rather than stirred! Be careful. I am sure you know always to grasp the aid before standing. 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,948 Disability Gamechanger
    I do loose my balance accasionally, I wouldn't mind but that's b4 a drink

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