(Me again!) With the pace of my appointments at Mayo and my fatigue level, I’m wondering if I should think about renting a powerchair or scooter in Rochester. I read someone’s blog post who that she’d found it very helpful, but I think she traveled there in spring or summer and I’ll be there in the winter, and I don’t know how wheels-friendly MN winter weather is. I have a scooter at home, but the process of disassembling it and reassembling it every time we need to get in a car has become too much for me and my mum, so I mostly use it on public transit and around the neighborhood. (Tbh since it doesn’t have a tilt function using it can be pretty tiring too.) I know Mayo has free manuals to use in the buildings, but I like having a degree of independence and pushing me around all day is very tiring for my mum. On the other hand, the power chairs that I saw on all the rental sites aren’t that great either — some of them fold or disassemble, but they’re still heavy af, and the ones that look like they might be slightly less exhausting to use can’t be folded or disassembled at all.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
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