wavewolf, Thanks! I was eyeing some memory foam the other day too... I'll figure something out maybe next month when I have money. (end of the month=no money left)
I found that memory foam seat cushion makes my skin too hot. However, a good pre-made cushion, and one of the more reasonable ones, is this: www.astarhealth.com/asdrcocu.html Ask for the firm cushion, and it will be far more durable (advice of manufacturer). I use this in my car, when I play in orchestra, and also when I transfer to a hard seat at someone's house.
You could probably make a small cushion to put between your knees, or get one of those small travel pillows, or buy this: www.astarhealth.com/asdrthpi.html, and then put loose strap (leather belt is comfortable and easy to use) around legs or make "seat belt" for chair (strapworks.com). Yeah, I'm the queen of cheap!
Thank you for the info! I do need to fashion a fashionable seat belt for my wheelchair-- mix spasms & rough sidewalks plus snow/ice/slush and I'm almost doing front-flips out of the darn thing! I just wish I could get that new TiLite chair soon instead of "rez-rigging" (rigging something together so it works, but hardly, like using red duct-tape to "fix" the broken red plastic on a taillight.)
I use my cushion from my old wheelchair for sitting on hard chairs at my house (it's a Slim Line Stimulite with a bump in the middle to keep my knees from touching, and it prevents pressure sores really well. (I have a grey bruise on my tailbone I've been praying doesn't turn into a pressure sore.) I hope to be able to use it in the new wheelchair, if we ever raise enough money to get it.
I dont really need to kneel but i dropped a glass on the floor and didnt want my dog to step on it. I couldnt get all the bits up so thought i would attempt kneeling but then the pain was so bad..Plus i couldnt get up then either
Knight, a freewheel would make life on those pesky sidewalks a lot better for you. C
YES! And it would lift the front of the chair a bit, = more dump that would keep you in while roughing it!
Knight, do try the arnica cream--will help bruise heal, disperses blood under skin, and I have used on "hot spots" and saved myself from going on to open pressure sore. It is not expensive--ask at pharmacy counter, even though it is not prescription item. I love Simulite cushions! Just got one used (washable!), and promptly christened it--first mishap in my chair, because I was engaging in intensive PT. www.walmart.com/search/?query=arnica (Pills are good for extensive bruising. I keep them on hand for when I fall.)