Scooter Adventures

Well next week the cast comes off and I’ll return my knee scooter. It has been a life saver and I can’t recommend it enough!
I spent a day at Disneyland with no problems at all. In fact it helped us get though the lines!
I go out all the time to dinner and movies parties etc…
I can go grocery shopping no problem. I drop off my son and pick him up at day care. The kids love it.

Every time I go out I get questioned about it. People ask if I made it, is it my invention, I want one, is that made for that?

At a restaurant the other day the host asked if I could park my “bike” outside. NO. I can’t and showed her the cast. Having a dark blue cast and wearing jeans throws people and makes them think I’m just messing around.

Of course I get a lot of grief from my co-workers. I get called “Paul Blart”, scooter boy, etc…. Ha but I am faster than them on this thing and have gotten really good at zipping around.
I think I’ll miss the damn thing! Except getting it in and out of the car…

Published in: on October 25, 2009 at 3:54 pm

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  1. On October 26, 2009 at 7:07 am strohdecaire Said:

    I couldn’t agree more…..Wifey picked mine up for me on Friday (after my surgeon “prescribed” it for me as a RX). It has truly been a lifesaver in just the few short days I’ve had it; my mobility and independence have increased exponentially. It’s pretty good exercise as well…..we spent the weekend taking it for a few test rides and it really helps with posture and circulation. I’m 8 days post-op…..looking forward to my appointment on November 3 to get this current cast off and the sutures removed…..of course another cast goes on, but the 2 week post op appointment is a big milestone…..both physically and mentally. Best wishes on your recovery…..Ciao, Stroh!

  2. On October 26, 2009 at 1:49 pm Paulette Said:

    Hi, I’m 11 days post op and checking out the different knee scooters. Did you get the one with a high handle bar for both hands, or the roll-a-bout that you use just one hand. Also did your insurance cover the cost of renting? I’m also wondering if the sutures must be removed before getting the foot wet. Thanks for any help here. Paulette

  3. On October 26, 2009 at 2:44 pm jonkern Said:

    Hi Paulette,

    I got the one with the handle bars. Insurance paid for part of it. Regarding getting your foot wet I have a cast so it can’t get wet. I got a water tight bag made to keep casts dry from CVS.

    Good luck!

  4. On October 26, 2009 at 3:28 pm 3littleones Said:

    Hi Paulette,

    You sound like things are going great. It is so nice to hear! I am a few days behind you, had my surgery on 10/20. On 10/23 I had my scooter delivered and it has greatly improved my life!!! I did a bit of research (most of it by asking people from this site) and then I found a company that delivered scooters and a funny crutch that only took one hand that I thought I might like. I quickly realized that the scooter was great! Mine has the high handlebars and a pouch and they put a nice little shearling cover in it so it is comfortable for my leg. I can now easily cook meals in the kitchen, unload the diswasher and bring my coffee to the couch! I haven’t been able to see my wound yet so can’t speak to that, but I did order this really easy cast cover from Amazon to take baths and it is great.

    Take good care!


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