Due to claudication, i.e. a condition in which cramping pain in the leg is induced by exercise, typically caused by obstruction of the arteries. I also have “fat feet” as my husband used to describe them. All of this has made getting around difficult. Mobility Bus has been a great help but it’s those quick little errands that are a nuisance – things like going the 3 blocks to the grocery or two blocks to the laundromat.
Well, I finally got approval for Durable Medical Equipment (DME). The bright red scooter arrived yesterday. I not going to set any land-speed records – it only goes a rollicking 4mph. 😀 😀 😀 It’s sorta depressing though. About 18 months ago, I walked 2 miles a couple of times per week for exercise. I even borrowed a friend’s dog for a 2 miles doggie walk for charity.
After I meet with the Radiation Oncologist next month and (hopefully) get the OK, I will discuss the options for fix this with the vascular doctor. Listen to me, I sound like a mega hypochondriac!
Should you need help with mobility, it is possible to get DME approved by insurance but start early because the process takes 6-8 weeks. I will announce when I qualify for the Indy 500 next Memorial Day!