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    Posted: May/09/2016 at 10:14pm
I need a really lightweight wheelchair that ideally reclines but isn't mandatory.  Any suggestions (name and model are suffient).

Anyone using such that you can recommend? 

Thanks in advance.

Jeff
Ankylosing spondylitis & osteoporosis -> compression fractures -> facet & ligamentum flavum hypertrophy-> stenosis -> spinal cord & nerve root compression -> cervical myelopathy & radiculopathy -> bruise & deformation of my spinal cord -> incomplete spinal cord injury -> postlaminectomy syndrome of cervical region. Cervical laminectomy & fusion decompressed my cord but I now have severe chronic pain. Pain meds = Oxycontin, Percocet, Lyrica, Soma, Cymbalta, Voltaren Gel, & Ketamine pain cream. 11 surgeries including 5 orthopedic & 1 neurosurgery.

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Jeff, I'm sure Palpete will be along soon as he is the guru of wheel chairs.

I have a super light weight portable mobilty scooter, but no wheel chair.

Good luck with your hunt.

Ken

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L1/2 Mild bilateral facet astropathy. L2/3 same as L1/2. L3/4 ditto. L4/5 Disc bulge indenting anterior thecal sac. Bilateral facet astropathy. Mild canal and left foraminal stenosis. L5/S1 Severe disc narrowing with extensive osteophytes. Broad based disc osteophyte protusion indenting anterior thecal sac and resulting in a right foraminal stenosis. Exiting L5 nerves intact. Osteophytic contact with descending right S1 nerve root. Conclusion_ Severe degenerative disc changes L5/S1 with disc-osteophyte protusion. Moderate disc bulge L4/L5 Moderate central spinal stenosis with obileration of the epidural fat and distortion of the thecal sac. L5/1 Decreased disc height and signal. Super Ventricular Tachacardia. (SVT) Type 2 Diabetes, Arthritis knees and hips.
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Good question Jeff as I am interested in the info
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Ken,

Very interested in your Scooter.  Please do share!

Jeff
Ankylosing spondylitis & osteoporosis -> compression fractures -> facet & ligamentum flavum hypertrophy-> stenosis -> spinal cord & nerve root compression -> cervical myelopathy & radiculopathy -> bruise & deformation of my spinal cord -> incomplete spinal cord injury -> postlaminectomy syndrome of cervical region. Cervical laminectomy & fusion decompressed my cord but I now have severe chronic pain. Pain meds = Oxycontin, Percocet, Lyrica, Soma, Cymbalta, Voltaren Gel, & Ketamine pain cream. 11 surgeries including 5 orthopedic & 1 neurosurgery.

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Hi Jeff,

I have changed computers since I took some photos and posted them on here but if you go to the Threads:- Vacation Photos you will be able to look up my posting titled Vacation, posted in May 2013.  On page 3 there is a video of someone using a Luggie scooter and on page 5 there are some photos of mine when we used it in Singapore.

Some more detailed info.

The hard shell case is an extra and you really only need it of you are going to transport the Luggie on an aircraft.
It has a Lithium battery which is about the size of a small carton of cigarettes, this will last for about 18km's. I have never run out of battery power.
Although not a full size scooter I have been able to go anywhere I desire, including using it to travel quite a distance around Singapore shopping district, including taking it up and down escalators.
I think from memory one of the photos on the vacation posting was taken of me travelling along the skywalk at the Gardens by the Bay. This involved getting in a lift and going up five stories, getting out and zooming along the skywalk then down again.
The scooter weighs in at 23kg.  When travelling locally we either just fold down the seat and handle then place it in the trunk of our car, or if we have a lot of luggage we fold it in half and place it on the back seat with a seat belt around it.
As an engineer I checked out a lot of scooters available on the market and this one was head and shoulders above any other product.  Very well made and designed.
If you Google Luggie mobility scooter I am sure you will be able to find all the information you may require. Not to say if you have any more questions I would be glad to help.
I do know they are available in the states.

Good luck.

Ken

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L1/2 Mild bilateral facet astropathy. L2/3 same as L1/2. L3/4 ditto. L4/5 Disc bulge indenting anterior thecal sac. Bilateral facet astropathy. Mild canal and left foraminal stenosis. L5/S1 Severe disc narrowing with extensive osteophytes. Broad based disc osteophyte protusion indenting anterior thecal sac and resulting in a right foraminal stenosis. Exiting L5 nerves intact. Osteophytic contact with descending right S1 nerve root. Conclusion_ Severe degenerative disc changes L5/S1 with disc-osteophyte protusion. Moderate disc bulge L4/L5 Moderate central spinal stenosis with obileration of the epidural fat and distortion of the thecal sac. L5/1 Decreased disc height and signal. Super Ventricular Tachacardia. (SVT) Type 2 Diabetes, Arthritis knees and hips.
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https://www.travelscoot.com/

This is one Quaver got and raved about.
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