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  • #16
    Kimi

    I was able to find you a fixed frame chair that has a comparable price to the patriot. It however is a much better chair for anyone. Its the Quickie GP and we sell it for $880 which beats spinlife and sportaid. Here is a link to the chair:Quickie GP

    THe frame angle currently shown is 70 degrees but all angles and dimensions are customizable. The price listed is the suggested retail, so just ignore that. Let me kno what you think, and if ur interested we can go over a few things and get you an exact quote.

    Jeff Sirko
    Live Well Medical Supplies
    www.livewellmedical.com

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    • #17
      jeffery, i don't think kimi is looking for a sales pitch and if she is this thread isn't the place for it.

      kimi, be sure to demo a chair before buying it. i bought a good fitting chair on ebay but it took a couple trys and some wasted $.

      'Those who would trade liberty for safety deserve neither.' - Benjamin Franklin
      Death and taxes

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      • #18
        kimi, be sure and get 90 degree frt end, very important for quad transfers

        "Man is bound to follow the adventurous promptings of his scientific and inventive mind and to admire himself for his splendid achievements" Carl Jung
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Cspine:

          jeffery, i don't think kimi is looking for a sales pitch and if she is this thread isn't the place for it.

          kimi, be sure to demo a chair before buying it. i bought a good fitting chair on ebay but it took a couple trys and some wasted $.

          'Those who would trade liberty for safety deserve neither.' - Benjamin Franklin

          Wasn't giving her a sales pitch. Told her I'd find her a chair with fixed frame and price it. I told her earlier to shop around and find what works best for her.

          Jeff Sirko
          Live Well Medical Supplies
          www.livewellmedical.com

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          • #20
            Jeffrey - you're a helpful guy but yes you most certainly did give her a sales pitch with your previous post. You quoted price, comparison, customization, availability and execution. If that's not a sales pitch then I don't know what one is and I've been in professional sales for 25yrs. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

            If Kimi wants to speak with you privately concerning a sale of your products then simply private topic her, e-mail her, or wait for her to contact you through your site. [img]/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img]

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            • #21
              Just saw this under equipment. I know there are equip implications, but I think the "living as a quad" aspects are by far more important.

              I'm an unmarried, 59 year old, c3-4 incomplete quad 5 years out. I went from being fiercely independent and totally self actualized (Mazlow's hierarchy of needs; http://www.chimaeraconsulting.com/maslow.htm) to being concerned about everything (security, safety, etc.).

              Kimi, you sound like you are adjusting pretty well for being only 7 months out.

              I did 2 months acute rehab, and I haven't had much additional return. I have some movement in all of my limbs, but the left arm/hand is the only limb with actual utility. I operate my electric chair (a Godsend for me), have grip in my left hand - feed myself, sign my name (sort of), brush/floss my teeth, and use of thumb on left hand - dial phone, operate remotes, operate computer (see my post on Kensington track ball mouse; takes about 2 hours to type a page).

              I can't drive, but I was a few months away from retirement and have some means, so instead of spending my retirement dollars playing golf and traveling, I bought a wheelchair van (a life saver). Courtesy of a couple of friends who drive me, I go to work 3-4 days a month as a consultant. Work doesn't come close to paying for van but is great for mental health and self esteem.

              I'm in an assisted living facility, which meets my needs but has drawbacks (expense, real asshole owner). I'm exploring independent living with caregiver only 3-4 hours a day - a little scary).

              My biggest demon was depression. For the first 4 years after my accident, all I wanted to do was die, and as a quad I couldn't even kill myself. It was a real dark period of my life, but my family, friends, psychologists, and doctors stuck with me (put up with my BS and self pity), and a little over a year ago I beat the depression and can honestly say my life is better for the accident. Sure, I can't walk, drive, travel, golf, or cook (a great love of my life), but I'm a far better Dad, Grandpa, friend, son, and brother than ever. I've gained a great appreciation for caregivers who (except for the asshole owner) earn almost nothing and for how much fun it is to give gifts (instead of hoarding and counting the money). I look forward to each day.

              The bottom line is we've been dealt real bad cards, but there is hope.

              Feel free to email me at b_0_b_46@netscape.com (underscore between letters and numbers; 0 is a zero)

              Good luck!

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              • #22
                hey guys! i havent been online for a while and thats why i havent gotten to respond. i appreciate everyones input, but i think i have came up with something that will serve its purpose. it is by invacare and is called the top end terminator. anyone have any suggestions(good or bad) on this one? i am scheduled next week for an in home evaluation, this chair is close to 400.00 and is supposed to be the "lightweight option to titanium" once again, thanks everyone for writing and for the encouragement. sorry jeff about not opting for the chair you mentioned:-) this one is more in my budget!

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                • #23
                  Kimi

                  Don't apologize. I am glad you found something that works best for you. That is all that matters. I hope it all works out well.

                  Jeff Sirko
                  Live Well Medical Supplies
                  www.livewellmedical.com

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