By in Random


Just some background to let you know what this is all about. I have peripheral artery disease also known as PAD. Around 15 years ago I had 2 stents put in my left leg and things were okay for awhile. About 2 years ago I couldn’t walk 5 blocks without my legs locking up in pain and I had to wait a bit before I could start walking again.

This past December I had problems with my right leg and I saw 3 different vascular surgeon who had 3 different diagnosis. Basically PAD means plaque has built around your veins hindering the flow of blood and it turned out both legs were blocked. Went to the hospital and once again they put stents in the left leg and, for whatever reasons, they didn’t do the right leg. Long story short--now I am lucky if I can walk one block without pain.

From 1973 until January 21, 2004, I had a red classic Caprice Chevy convertible which I babied by having a new paint job and new seats every 3-4 years. I had to declare bankruptcy and though you may not be aware of it bankruptcy can and does affect your insurance rates and mine went sky high plus at that time gas started its rise in prices. Living on Social Security I had no choice but to give the car up.

Now here I am in 2014 unable to walk too far, no car, public transportation out of the range of my ability to walk, what to do? Another blogger suggested I call Medicare and see about a scooter, which I did and was told my primary doctor would have to make the request which he did. A week later I was ‘measured’ and a week after I had my new scooter and it was red.

Watch out world! I am my way in my new scooter which goes 4 MPH!!!

Photo taken by and owned by me as car once was!

+cars +convertible + scooter +rain

Image Credit » Photo taken and owned, as is scooter, by me

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MegL wrote on August 5, 2014, 2:06 PM

Great new paint job. Just a pity the new seat will only accommodate one!

GrannyGee wrote on August 5, 2014, 2:20 PM

I am very happy for you ... because it can make the difference in your life ... freedom to go, without being afraid of falling.

Scorpie wrote on August 5, 2014, 3:55 PM

We got chemicals for that!

My mother in law improved her mobility quite a bit with this stuff. I take it daily after the gym to avoid leg cramps. Check with your doctor.

GreatMartin wrote on August 5, 2014, 6:42 PM

That's enough--I don't need/want a 'back seat' driver!!! LOL

GreatMartin wrote on August 5, 2014, 6:46 PM

Don't get me wrong but at 4 mph it will take me forever to get soemwhere BUT at least I can get to somewhere! :O)

GreatMartin wrote on August 5, 2014, 6:49 PM

I looked at the page but I would have to know ALL the ingredients as I take 9 different medicines such as blood thinners which are very sensitive to other ingredients.