Snow

Submitted by MMHHPP on Thu, 2016-11-17 08:43

Hi all I need some help .

 For those who are experienced :  what is it best in the snow a mobility scooter with chains or a wheelchair with front wheels' small skies.

it is my first time in the snow and I need some help !

thank you

Best ask Jen O'Brien who had a lot of snow travel last winter........Sarah 

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

This info is for anyone thinking about using their chair or scooter in the snow.

Simple...don't roll in the snow. Image removed. 

Unless you can put chains on your wheels, don't take the risk. And I really don't know how safe skis are. In the snow, you could get stuck, skid on ice beneath the snow and possibly flip over. 

If you do get a wheel stuck, and there is no one around to assist you, you can call 911 for assistance. It won't cost you anything.

I had two hunky fireman pull me out of the mud once. They also brought a whole fire truck with them...which I felt was overkill. Image removed.

If you need to go out, wait until sidewalks are shoveled and relatively ice free. If you are like me and have neighbors who are not required to shovel and won't....you'll just have to stay home. Its safer. I've also used wheelchair accessible cabs to safely transport me from my house to my bus stop. Luckily, I know the cabbies and they don't mind giving me such a short trip.

If you are stuck in a situation where you have to roll through snow in order to get to a safe place, then inch your way through it. Do not make any quick stops to avoid skidding.

And if you can wear extra padding.

Good luck

So I guess chains are the answer from that: I must say I had never heard of small skis!

M, what part of the UK are you?  We rarely get snow here, although a bad winter is forecast this time.  When I was studying in Manchester, A group of us went up to the Peak District one snowy weekend.  Not realising the lie of the land, I jumped off a wall and ended buried up to the waist in snow.  I disn't know that that side of the wall was a lot lower! Luckily I was wearing waterproof trousers, so I didn't get too wet!.....................Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

thanks for the info! I really appreciate it. I will be away with my to kids this winter! I need to be ready. We are going to a snowy place so any advise is wellcome! Xx

 

MMHHPP

RRMS since 2010. Asthma sufferer during  2008-2012 - Free of asthma since started  Wheldon protocol- october 2012 doxy 200mg, Azytrom 3x week, NAC 1200g day and vitamins-  January 2013 started Flagyl pulses. i s