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Hi, I’m 51 years old and have several health conditions, fibromyalgia, CFS, Chronic back pain and nerve damage in my back, I also have mental health problems, BPD, PTSD, and social anxiety. I am currently housebound, as my pain is so severe that my mobility is really limited, standing and/or walking causes severe pain. My GP recently tried me on Tramadol, but they didn’t help with the pain, and she has now said that I’m at the end of the Road as far as painkillers are concerned, so we’ve now discussed me getting a wheelchair, and I’m now waiting for a OT assessment for that and adjustments to my home, to make life easier. My question is, that I’m overweight, all of my mental health medications cause weight gain, so I think I will need a wider wheelchair, I am also unable to propel it myself, due to problems with my shoulder and arm, but I’ve read that the NHS will only provide a manual wheelchair if your able to walk even a little bit, and if you only need it for outdoor use, I live in a tiny bungalow, and wouldn’t have room for a wheelchair inside, I just have perching stools in the rooms I use and move from seat to seat. So what my options be with regards to getting a powered chair, if I can’t afford to buy one ?