The joys of disability touring.

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  1. Foxy1956

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    Sue has had progressive MS for 14 years. We have a Milford hoist which lifts Sue into the passenger seat in the cab, a wheelchair which fits between the beds and a transfer stand to move Sue from seat to wheel chair. Our shower is a combined WC and shower. I made a false floor of old plastic plug plant trays and by standing the transfer stand on it I can move Sue into the shower. and onto the loo We tow a trailer with our TGA Breeze and electric cycle and go abroad twice a year and are heading to The Shetland this year.
    Our friends think we are very brave, but we don't. Life is made for living.
     
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    Your only here once ,no practice so enjoy your travels (y)
    And :welcomesign:
     
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    I think MHomers are the most adaptable people I know. We can always "make it work".
    Do keep us posted with your adventures:)
     
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    Welcome to the mad house! also a somewhat broken newby.
     
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    Good on you both,, happy new year! Enjoy wherever you go! Xxx
     
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    Welcome to the Fun - enjoy your life to the full :)
     
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    I think your friends are right. You are putting serious effort into making life work. FUNster grade one if I saw one.
     
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    Welcome, and after that introduction I now know how easy my life is. This world needs more people like you two.
     
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    Welcome and well done. Enjoy your travels.(y)
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN. (y)
     
  13. Foxy1956

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    Thank you for the welcome. I'm about to clean our motorhome roof tomorrow. That's one thing the missus can't help me with.
     
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    If you want to have a practice first mine needs doing and I'm in Norfolk too.:whistle:

    Oh in the meanwhile :welcome4:
     
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    :ello: From a fellow carer my hubby being in a wheelchair due to a car crash, resulting in an amputation and a badly damaged remaining left......and I don't get on the roof either!
     
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    Well done. People ask what would you do if you got ill or old when you lived in a van but you've shown, with ingenuity that you can carry on motorhoming.
     
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    Shelved the roof, too cold and hose pipe frozen. Thank you for all your encouraging comments. We have thought about making a video of our schemes to make life easy. I bought a Vango Attar air beam awning two years ago. I can put it up myself and it was going to house all the equipment we needed to carry, including hoists, commode and such like. I then discovered a diet called The Paleo diet. It eliminates dairy, grains, potatoes, rice and all processed foods. We have been on it for two years and Sue's health has dramatically changed for the better. Her fatigue has gone as has her type 2 diabetes, She has just completed 21 sponsored steps for The MS Society.
    If anyone would like to know more we'd be delighted to share it. Two years ago, I was going to sell the van. In 2016 we've been to The Netherlands, Jersey, The Lake District. Isle of Mull. Hereford and Dartmoor. Oh! and a cottage in Dovedale. If you have an auto immune condition there is hope in food as medicine.
     
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    Thank you. There always seems a way around problems if you look hard enough and keep smiling.
     

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